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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of the 43 parents participating in the study

From: Cultural adaptation of a children’s weight management programme: Child weigHt mANaGement for Ethnically diverse communities (CHANGE) study

  Completers Non-completers Non-attenders All participants
(n = 13) (n = 9) (n = 21) (n = 43)
Sex, n (%)
 Male 3 (23.1) 2 (22.2) 1 (4.8) 6 (14.0)
 Female 10 (76.9) 7 (77.8) 20 (95.2) 37 (86.0)
 Age of child a, median (IQR) 11.0 (2.0) 11.5 (3.0) 11.0 (6.0) 11.0 (3.0)
Sex of child referred to the programme (n)a
 Male 7 5 8 20
 Female 7 5 14 26
Relationship to the child, n (%)
 Mother 10 (76.9) 7 (77.8) 20 (95.2) 37 (86.0)
 Father 3 (23.1) 2 (22.2) 1 (4.8) 6 (14.0)
Ethnicity, n (%)
 Pakistani 12 (92.3) 8 (88.9) 16 (76.2) 36 (83.7)
 Bangladeshi 1 (7.7) 1 (11.1) 5 (23.8) 7 (16.3)
Referral method, n (%b)
 Doctor 0 (0.0) 2 (22.2) 1 (4.8) 3 (7.0)
 School Nurse 2 (15.4) 0 (0.0) 3 (14.3) 5 (11.6)
 NCMP 9 (69.2) 4 (44.4) 12 (57.1) 25 (58.1)
 Hospital/dietician referral 1 (7.7) 1 (11.1) 2 (9.5) 4 (9.3)
 Leaflet/self-referral 1 (7.7) 2 (22.2) 3 (14.3) 6 (14.0)
Method of discussion, n (%)
 Interview 1 (7.7) 9 (100.0) 21 (100.0) 31 (72.1)
 Focus group 12 (92.3) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 12 (27.9)
  1. a1 completer, 1 non-completer, and 1 non-attender had two children who attended or were referred to the programme
  2. bPercentages may not sum to 100 due to rounding