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Table 2 Frequencies and Percentages of Baseline Parent, Household & Child Characteristics

From: An in-home intervention of parent-implemented strategies to increase child vegetable intake: results from a non-randomized cluster-allocated community trial

Characteristic Control (n = 54) Intervention (n = 49)
  frequency (%) frequency (%)
Parent sex
 Female 53 (98) 44(89)
 Male 1 (2) 5 (10)
Parent age
 18–29 7 (13) 8 (16)
 30–39 30 (57) 25 (51)
 40–60+ 16 (30) 16 (33)
Parent education
  < high school diploma 10(19) 16(34)
 High school diploma or GED 23(43) 9(19)
 Some college/2-year degree 17(32) 19(40)
 4-year college degree 4(7) 3(6)
Parent Race
 White 8(15) 7(14)
 Black/African American 23(43) 13(27)
 Asian/Pacific Islander/American Indian 0(0) 4(8)
 Other 18(33) 21(43)
 Mixed Race 5(9) 4(8)
 Parent Hispanic Ethnicity 22(41) 19(39)
Household size
  ≤ 3 10(19) 8(16)
 4–5 25(46) 32(65)
 6 or more 19(35) 9(18)
Food Security
 Food Secure 23(43) 15(31)
 Low Food Security 16(30) 21(44)
 Very Low Food Security 14(26) 12(25)
Child sex
 Female 39(72) 27(55)
 Male 15(28) 22(45)
Child age
 9 20(37) 15(31)
 10 20(37) 13(27)
 11 8(15) 11(22)
 12 6(11) 10(20)
Child race
 White 8(15) 7(14)
 Black/African American 23(43) 13(27)
 Asian/Pacific Islander/American Indian 0(0) 4(8)
 Other 18(33) 21(43)
 Mixed Race 5(9) 4(8)
 Child Hispanic Ethnicity 23(43) 20(41)
Child BMI percentile category
 normal (≥ 5 < 85) 27(50) 26(53)
 overweight (≥ 85 < 95) 8(15) 12(25)
 obese (≥ 95) 19(35) 11(22)