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Table 2 Participant demographics

From: A qualitative insight into informal childcare and childhood obesity in children aged 0–5 years in the UK

  Birmingham Edinburgh
Parent (n = 3) Carer (n = 4) Parent (n = 4) Carer (n = 3)
Age     
 60 or older 0 2 0 1
 50–59 0 1 0 2
 40–49 0 0 0 0
 30–39 3 0 4 0
 20–29 0 1 0 0
Gender     
 Female 3 3 4 3
 Male 0 1 0 0
Ethnicity background     
 White 3 3 4 3
 Black 0 0 0 0
 Asian 0 1 0 0
Employment     
 Full time 0 1 0 0
 Part time 3 1 4 2
 Unemployed 0 0 0 0
 Retired 0 2 0 1
Annual household income     
 No income 0 0 0 0
 < 30 K 0 2 0 0
 30-60 K 4 1   1
 60-100 K 2 0 1 0
 > 100 K 0 0 0 0
 Did not specify 0 1 0 1
Level of education     
 University/College 3 4 4 3
 Secondary school 0 0 0 0
 Primary school 0 0 0 0
Relationship of carer to child     
 Parent 3 0 4 0
 Grandparent 0 3 0 2
 Nanny 0 1 0 0
 Child-minder 0 0 0 1
Age of the child (mean in years, range) 2.70 (0.75–5.00) 3.90 (2.00–5.00) 2.90 (2.00–4.00) 2.80 (2.25–4.50)
Length of time the child was in informal care (mean in years, range) 1.20 (0.25–2.25) 3.20 (0.50–5.00) 2 (0.50–4.00) 2.40 (1.25–4.00)
Number of days a week the child was in informal care (mean in days, range) 1.00 (1.00) 3.80 (1.00–7.00) 1.20 (0.25–2.00) 3.00 (2.00–5.00)
Average number of hours a day the child was in informal care (mean in hours, range) 8.00 (6.00–10.00) 6.80 (3.00–10.00) 6.30 (4.00–9.00) 6.90 (5.00–9.50)
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