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Table 1 Characteristics of centers, directors, and children in Massachusetts, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, 2012 (n = 659)

From: Participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program is associated with fewer barriers to serving healthier foods in early care and education

  Centers participating in CACFP (n = 362) Centers not participating in CACFP (n = 297)
Center characteristics Mean (SD)
 Number of children enrolled 64.0 (49.7) 64.6 (47.1)
 Years in operation 18.0 (12.9) 20.4 (15.4)
 Number of paid staff 13.0 (9.9) 13.2 (11.9)
 Number of teachers 9.8 (7.5) 10.8 (10.8)
 Number of classrooms 5.4 (3.0) 5.4 (3.5)
  Number (%)
For-profit 208 (58) 192 (65)
Child characteristics Mean (SD)
 % Black/African American 45.8 (37.7) 21.7 (31.2)
 % White 34.8 (34.9) 65.9 (34.8)
 % Hispanic/Latino (a) 7.6 (13.5) 3.7 (10.7)
 % Multiple/more than one race 5.4 (10.2) 3.4 (5.3)
 % Asian/Asian American 1.6 (6.6) 2.8 (8.8)
 % Native American/American Indian 0.9 (6.6) 0.2 (1.0)
Director characteristics Mean (SD)
 Years of experience 18.2 (9.2) 19.1 (9.8)
  Number (%)
 4-year college degree or higher 200 (56) 183 (64)
 Gender, female 342 (96) 276 (96)
State
 Massachusetts 6 (2) 69 (23)
 Rhode Island 22 (6) 32 (11)
 North Carolina 220 (61) 75 (25)
 South Carolina 114 (31) 121 (41)
  1. CACFP Child and Adult Care Food Program