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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the child and parent participants at baseline

From: Reducing screen-time and unhealthy snacking in 9–11 year old children: the Kids FIRST pilot randomised controlled trial

 Study arm
ST and Snacking (n = 21)ST only (n = 25)Snacking only (n = 14)Control (n = 15)
Child sex (N (%))
 Male10 (47.6)12 (48)7 (50)6 (40)
 Female11 (52.4)13 (52)7 (50)9 (60)
 Child age (mean, SD)9.90 (0.53)9.84 (0.69)9.86 (0.36)9.73 (0.46)
 Study arm
ST and Snacking (n = 19)ST only (n = 22)Snacking only (n = 12)Control (n = 12)
Parent sex (N (%))
 Male3 (15.7)4 (18.1)1 (8.3)2 (16.6)
 Female16 (84.3)18 (81.9)11 (91.7)10 (83.4)
Parent age (mean, SD)42.8 (6.41)41.5 (8.53)44.3 (2.56)38.42 (5.43)
Ethnicity (N (%))
 White / White British18 (94.7)21 (95.4)12 (100)9 (75.0)
 Other1 (5.3)1 (4.6)03 (25.0)
Parental marital status (N (%))
 Married14 (73.7)18 (81.8)9 (75.0)7 (58.3)
 Other5 (26.3)4 (18.2)3 (25.0)5 (41.7)
Parental education (N (%))
 A-Level or post A-level equivalent9 (47.3)8 (36.3)5 (41.7)7 (58.3)
 Degree level or above10 (52.7)14 (63.7)7 (58.3)5 (41.7)
Social status (mean (SD); median = 7)6.21 (1.44)6.85 (1.18)6.92 (1.08)5.83 (2.04)
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