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Table 2 Characteristics of the study population

From: Context matters! The relationship between mother-reported family nutrition climate, general parenting, food parenting practices and children’s BMI

  Number Percent Mean SD
Characteristics of mothers
 Marital status
  Married/living together 244 91.4   
  Other 23 8.6   
 Educational level
  Low 71 26.6   
  High 196 73.4   
 BMI    24.63 4.31
  Underweight 2 0.8   
  Normal weight 162 61.1   
  Overweight 78 29.4   
  Obese 23 8.7   
 Ethnicity
  Netherlands 252 94.4   
  Other 15 5.6   
Characteristics of children
 Gender
  Male 136 50.9   
  Female 131 49.1   
 Age    8.78 2.19
 BMI z-score    −0.35 1.27
  Underweight 33 12.6   
  Normal weight 192 73.6   
  Overweight 36 13.8