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Table 1 Baseline (T0) Demographics of 126 4- to 10-Year-Old Children and their Household Characteristics by Intervention and Waitlist Control Group Assignmenta,b

From: Child diet and health outcomes of the simple suppers program: a 10-week, 2-group quasi-experimental family meals trial

Child CharacteristicsTotal
(n = 126)
Intervention
(n = 87)
Waitlist Control
(n = 39)
P-value
Age (years)c, mean (SD)6.9 (1.9)6.8 (1.9)7.2 (2.1)0.24
Sex (female)d, n (%)76 (60)52 (60)24 (62)0.91
Raced, n (%)
 Black73 (60)53 (63)20 (51)0.007
 White32 (25)15 (17)17 (41)
 Othere18 (15)16 (20)2 (8)
Anthropometrics and Biometricsc, mean (SD)
 Body Mass Index z-scoref0.64 (1.2)0.64 (1.2)0.66 (1.3)0.93
 Waist Circumference z-scoref0.71 (1.0)0.71 (1.0)0.69 (1.2)0.90
 Systolic Blood Pressure z-scoref1.60 (1.3)1.60 (1.3)1.49 (1.2)0.53
 Diastolic Blood Pressure z-scoref1.23 (1.3)1.23 (1.2)1.06 (1.2)0.33
Household CharacteristicsTotal
(n = 98)
Intervention
(n = 66)
Waitlist Control
(n = 32)
P-value
Household Income Statusd,g, n (%)
 Low-Income36 (40)24 (39)12 (41)0.49
 Non Low-Income55 (60)38 (61)17 (59)
Home Food Securityd,h, n (%)
 High/Marginal Food Security60 (63%)35 (56%)25 (78%)0.08
 Low Food Security19 (20%)16 (25%)3 (9%)
 Very Low Food Security16 (17%)12 (19%)4 (13%)
  1. aNumbers presented do not represent imputed values. There were missing data for: age (n = 2); sex (n = 1); race (n = 3); anthropometrics (n = 10); income (n = 7); and food security (n = 3).bParticipant response rates varied therefore sample sizes are provided for each outcome variable
  2. cOne-Way ANOVA for continuous variables
  3. dChi-square for categorical variables
  4. eIncludes participants who identified as Alaska Native/American Indian, Asian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or Mixed Race
  5. fz-score of 0 = 50% percentile, 1 = 84% percentile, 2 = 97.5% percentile
  6. gLow-income defined as participation in one or more of the following federal food assistance programs: Special Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
  7. hUSDA 6-item Short Form Home Food Security Questionnaire. A score of 0–1 = High/marginal food security, 2–4 = Low food security; 5–6 = Very low food security
  8. All p-values that are signicant (<0.05) are bolded.