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Table 1 Main independent variables

From: Association of parental social support with energy balance-related behaviors in low-income and ethnically diverse children: a cross-sectional study

Source Variable # Items Response options Cronbach’s α Pearson’s r Potential Range Actual Range Mean (SD)
  Social Support for Healthy Eating
Child Family Food Culture 4 0 (Never or almost never) to 2 (almost always or always) .64 NA 0–8 0–8 5.36 (1.80)
Parent Instrumental support for healthy eating 7 0 (No) to 1 (Yes) .76 NA 0–7 0–7 4.38 (2.04)
Parent Home availability and accessibility of FV 6 0 (Never) to 3 (All of the time) .72 NA 0–18 1–18 10.75 (3.57)
Parent Home availability of SSB 1 0 (Never) to 3 (All of the time) NA NA 0–3 0–3 1.59 (.87)
Parent Emotional support for healthy eating 6 0 (Strongly disagree) to 4 (Strongly agree) .71 NA 0–24 0–24 17.66 (3.82)
Parent Rules for healthy eating 3 0 (Strongly disagree) to 4 (Strongly agree) .77 NA 0–12 0–12 8.96 (2.46)
Parent Modeling vegetable intake 1 0 (Never) to 4 (About once a day) NA NA 0–4 0–4 3.48 (.84)
Parent Modeling SSB 1 0 (Never) to 4 (About once a day) NA NA 0–4 0–4 2.79 (1.18)
  Social Support for Physical Activity
Parent Instrumental support for PA 2 0 (Never) to 7 (7 days) NA .46 0–14 0–14 3.96 (3.38)
Parent Emotional support for PA 4 0 (Strongly disagree) to 4 (Strongly agree) .74 NA 0–16 0–16 12.73 (2.52)
Parent Modeling PA 1 0 (Never) to 4 (About once a day) NA NA 0–4 0–4 3.55 (.82)