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Table 2 Participant demographics, full sample

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

  Number Percent
Child demographics 1169 100
Gender
  Male 495 42.3
  Female 492 42.1
  Missing 182 15.6
Age
  7 years old 6 .5
  8 years old 672 57.5
  9 years old 269 23.0
  10 years old 24 2.0
  11 years old 3 .3
  Missing 195 16.7
Race/Ethnicity
  White 209 17.9
  Black 179 15.3
  Hispanic 385 32.9
  Other 204 17.5
  Missing 192 16.4
Weight status
  Underweight 27 2.3
  Normal Weight 466 39.9
  Overweight 171 14.6
  Obese 270 23.1
  Missing 235 20.1
Parent demographics 1169 100
Gender
  Male 132 11.3
  Female 970 83.0
  Missing 67 5.7
Age
  Less than 30 219 18.8
  30 to 34 336 28.7
  35 to 39 211 18.0
  40 and above 246 21.1
  Missing 157 13.4
Employment status
  Full-time 557 47.7
  Part-time 157 13.4
  No work outside the home 372 31.8
  Retried 13 1.1
  Missing 70 6.0
Education
  Less than 12 years 231 19.8
  High school or GED 360 30.8
  Trade/Tech college 100 8.5
  Some college 206 17.6
  College or advanced degree 173 14.8
  Missing 99 8.5
Marital status
  Married 634 54.2
  Separated or Divorced 178 15.2
  Single, never married 264 22.6
  Widowed 25 2.2
  Missing 68 5.8
Family demographics 1169 100
Language spoken at home
  English 786 67.2
  Spanish 295 25.2
  Other 16 1.4
  Missing 72 6.2
Food insecurity
  Almost never or never 625 53.5
  Sometimes 331 28.3
  Almost always 152 13.0
  Missing 61 5.2
Child receives free or reduced lunch
  Yes 861 73.7
  No 240 20.5
  Missing 68 5.8
SNAP recipients
  Yes 494 42.3
  No 591 50.5
  Missing 84 7.2
WIC recipients
  Yes 140 12.0
  No 945 80.8
  Missing 84 7.2