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Table 2 General characteristics of Participants

From: Caregivers’ perceptions, challenges and service needs related to tackling childhood overweight and obesity: a qualitative study in three districts of Shanghai, China

Group IDI FGDs
Parents (n) Parents (n) Grandparents (n)
Child of OWO Child of Non-OWO Child of OWOa Child of Non-OWOa Combined Children of OWO and non-OWO
Total 3 4 11 11 10
Age (Mean ± SD, years) 31.0 ± 2.7 32.3 ± 4.4 32.4 ± 3.2 32.5 ± 4.3 61.0 ± 4.7
Gender
 Female 3 3 8 8 8
 Male 0 1 3 3 2
Registered permanent residence
 Shanghai 2 2 9 9 8
 Other provinces 1 2 2 2 2
Highest Education
 Less than bachelor degree 0 0 0 0 8
 Bachelor degree and above 3 4 11 11 2
BMIb
 Underweight 0 1 0 0 0
 Normal 1 2 7 10 5
 OWO 2 1 4 1 5
  1. aOWO Overweight and obesity
  2. bBMI classification follows the Determination of Adult Weight as released by National Health and Family Planning Commission, Underweight (<18.5), Normal (18.5 ~ 23.9), Overweight (24.0 ~ 27.9), Obese (28.0~). Children’s BMI was calculated based on the weight and height/length measurements by health professionals during the routine child health care check-up. Parents and grandparents’ BMI was calculated based on the self-reported weight and height