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Table 2 Baseline demographic characteristics of participants in the study

From: An educational intervention to prevent overweight in pre-school years: a cluster randomised trial with a focus on disadvantaged families

  Intervention (n = 47) Controls (n = 34)
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
CHILD
Height (cm) 88.0 (4.9) 90.5 (4.3)
Weight (kg) 13.2 (2.2) 13.2 (1.5)
  N (%) N (%)
Age (months)
 24/25 24 (51) 15 (44)
 26/27 7 (15) 3 (9)
 28/29 5 (11) 4 (12)
 30+ 11 (23) 12 (35)
Gender
 Male 22 (47) 19 (56)
BMI centile
 1st to 90th 31 (66) 31 (91)
 91st to 97th 7 (15) 2 (6)
 98th + 9 (19) 1 (3)
Family visits to Centre (per week)
 1–2 32 (68) 7 (21)
 3–4 11 (23) 21 (61)
 5+ 4 (9) 6 (18)
PARENT
BMI 26.5 (5.8) 25.4 (4.8)
  N (%) N (%)
Age (years)
 19–29 19 (40) 16 (47)
 30–34 17 (36) 9 (27)
 35–41 11 (23) 9 (27)
Gender
 Male 1 (2) 0 (0)
Ethnicity
 Asian 6 (13) 4 (12)
 Black 0 (0) 2 (6)
 White 41 (87) 26 (76)
 Other 0 (0) 2 (6)
Paid employment
 None 24 (51) 16 (47)
 Part-time 19 (40) 15 (44)
 Full-time 4 (9) 3 (9)
Socioeconomic group
 Professional/managerial/technical 6 (13) 6 (18)
 Skilled/partially-skilled/unskilled 41 (87) 28 (82)
Marital status
 Single 8 (17) 8 (24)
 Partnered 13 (28) 12 (35)
 Married 25 (53) 14 (41)
 Divorced 1 (2) 0 (0)