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Table 1 Demographic and participant characteristics of the parents (and their infants) who took part in the interviews (N = 12) and those who took part in the feasibility study (N = 53)

From: Proactive Assessment of Obesity Risk during Infancy (ProAsk): a qualitative study of parents’ and professionals’ perspectives on an mHealth intervention

  Interview sample Feasibility study sample
Parent participant characteristics N/Mean %/SD N/Mean %/SD
 Income Deprivation Affecting Children
 Index (IDACI), 2015
  Quintile 1 (most deprived) 1 8% 8 15%
  Quintile 2 4 33% 10 19%
  Quintile 3 3 25% 22 42%
  Quintile 4 2 17% 10 19%
  Quintile 5 (least deprived) 2 17% 3 6%
 Highest education level
  GCSE 3 25% 20 38%
  A Levels 0 0% 9 7%
  Degree 9 75% 22 41%
 Smoking in pregnancy
  No 11 92% 52 98.1%
  Yes 1 8% 1 1.9%
 Parental BMI and prevalence of overweight
  Mean pre-pregnancy maternal BMI (kg/m2) 27.3 23.7 25.9 7.9
  Number of mothers pre-pregnancy BMI ≥ 25.00 (overweight) 8 67% 221 43%
  Mean Paternal BMI (kg/m2) 26.11 4.9 28.02 4.8
  Number of fathers above BMI ≥ 25.00 (overweight) (2 missing values) 4 40% 262 68%
 Feeding choice at 2 months
  Exclusive breastfeeding 7 58 22 41.5
  Mixed formula and breast 3 25 6 11.3
  Formula only 2 17 25 47.2
Infant characteristics N/Mean %/SD N/Mean %/SD
 Infant’s gender
  Boy 7 58% 27 51%
  Girl 5 42% 26 49%
 Ethnicity of infant
  White British 10 83% 47 89%
  Non-White British/Mixed/Other 2 17% 6 11%
 Infant weight and overweight risk
  Mean Birth weight (kg) 3.7 0.47 3.5 0.5
  Number of infants with ProAsk Risk Score above population risk 6 50% 21 40%
  Number of infants with ProAsk Risk Score at population risk or below 6 50% 32 60%
  1. 12 missing values
  2. 215 missing values
  3. Categorical variables are numbers and proportions; continuous variables are means and standard deviations