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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the focus group participants

From: Supporting healthy lifestyle behaviours in families attending community playgroups: parents’ perceptions of facilitators and barriers

Variable   Participants (n = 30)  
N %
Relationship to child/ren Mother 28 93.3
Father 1 3.3
Grandmother 1 3.3
Age of parent/carer Under 30 years 4 13
30–35 years 11 37
36 years or older 15 50
Education University education 15 50
TAFE or trade 12 40
Secondary school 3 10
Employment status Not in paid employment 15 50
Part-time employment 12 40
Full-time employment 3 10
Born in Australia Yes 23 77
Number of children per parent/carer at playgroup One 20 67
Two 9 30
Three 1 3
Age of child at playgroup (n = 41) Under 24 months 10 24
24–35 months 17 42
36–47 months 7 17
48–60 months 7 17