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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants

From: Family meals with young children: an online study of family mealtime characteristics, among Australian families with children aged six months to six years

Parent characteristic (number of responses to item) n Percent
Age (n =877) Mean age 35 years (range 19–59 years)
More than one child in the household (n = 879) 629 72%
Relationship to child (n = 992)
 Mother 963 97%
 Father 25 3%
 Other 4 0.40%
 Country of birth (n = 902)
 Australia 748 83%
 Other 154 17%
Current Marital Status (n = 910)
 Married 741 81%
 Defacto 130 14%
 Separated 19 2%
 Divorced/widowed/never married 20 2%
Highest level of completed schooling (n = 910)
  ≤ Year 12 or equivalent 96 10%
 Trade/apprenticeship (e.g. hairdresser, chef) 7 0.80%
 Certificate/diploma (e.g. childcare, technician) 160 18%
 University degree 364 40%
 Higher University degree (e.g. Graduate Diploma, Masters) 283 31%
Current main daily activities (n = 910)
 On maternity/paternity leave 135 15%
 Working full-time 112 12%
 Working part-time 380 42%
 Studying full-time 16 2%
 Home duties full time 235 26%
 Other 32 3%
Child characteristics (number of responses to item) n Percent
 Age (n = 992) Mean age 2.5 years (range 0.5-5.9 years)
 Gender   
 Male 521 53%
 Female 471 47%