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Table 1 Demographics of the mothers who participated in the focus groups (n = 28)

From: Everyday life situations in which mothers experience difficulty stimulating healthy energy balance–related behavior in their school-age children: a focus group study

  n %
Age (years)
 20–30 2 7.1
 31–40 12 42.9
 41–50 12 42.9
 >51 2 7.1
Race/Ethnicity
 Dutch 13 46.4
 Turkish 8 28.6
 Moroccan 6 21.4
 Other 1 3.6
Highest level of education achieved
 Primary school 5 17.9
 High school 15 53.6
 Secondary vocational education 7 25.0
 Higher vocational education 1 3.6
Employment status at the time of the focus group
 Full-time paid employment 4 14.3
 Part-time paid employment 11 39.3
 Volunteer work 2 7.1
 Unemployed 11 39.3
Marital status
 Married 17 60.7
 Divorced 6 21.4
 Cohabitation 3 10.7
 Single 2 7.1
Number of children
 1 child 3 10.7
 2–3 children 20 71.4
 4–6 children 5 17.9
Perception of their child’s weight status (n = 37 children)
 Underweight 3 8.1
 Normal weight 29 78.4
 Overweight 4 10.8
 Incomplete data set 1 2.7