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Table 1 Population characteristics in the ABCD cohort by ethnicity (n = 2769)

From: Ethnicity and socioeconomic status are related to dietary patterns at age 5 in the Amsterdam born children and their development (ABCD) cohort

Population characteristics Total population (n = 2769) Dutch (n = 2283, 82.4%) Surinamese (n = 116, 4.2%) Moroccan (n = 112, 4.1%) Turkish (n = 61, 2.2%) other ethnicities (n = 197, 7.1%)
Age, in year (Mean, SD) 5.7, 0.5 5.7, 0.5 5.8, 0.5 6.0, 0.6 5.9, 0.5 5.7, 0.5
Boy, n (%) 1415 (51.1) 1166 (51.1) 58 (50.0) 64 (57.1) 34 (55.7) 93 (47.2)
Socioeconomic status, n (%)
 Low 313 (11.3) 145 (6.4) 38 (32.8) 48 (42.9) 33 (54.1) 49 (24.9)
 Middle 980 (35.4) 759 (33.2) 57 (49.1) 55 (49.1) 25 (41.0) 84 (42.6)
 High 1476 (53.3) 1379 (60.4) 21 (18.1) 9.(8.0) 3 (4.9) 64 (32.5)
Maternal age (Mean, SD) 32.3, 4.3 32.8, 3.8 30.6, 5.8 27.9, 4.9 27.1, 6.0 31.5, 4.8
  1. Ethnicity was based on the country of birth of the pregnant woman and her mother including both first-generation women and second generation women. SES was based on maternal educational: low SES (≤ 6y), middle SES (6-10y) and high SES (≥10y) post-primary education.