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Table 1 Sample characteristics (n = 172)

From: Mediating effect of the parent-child relationship on the association between parenting stress and children’s eating behaviors

Category Subcategory Parents (n = 172) Children (n = 172)
Age [mean (SD)]    4.92 (0.89)
Sex [n (%)] Female 172 (100%) 86 (50%)
Birth order [n (%)] 1st   91 (52.9%)
2nd or later   74 (43.1%)
Race [n (%)] Non-Hispanic White   121 (71.2%)
Black or AA   26 (15.3%)
Other (Hispanics, Asians, American Indians, or multi-racial)   23 (13.5%)
Health insurance [n (%)] Private   65 (38.2%)
Self-purchased   30 (17.6%)
Medicaid   64 (37.6%)
No insurance   11 (6.5%)
Education [n (%)] At least high school graduate 67 (39.2%)  
At least college or university graduate 104 (60.9%)  
Employment [n (%)] Full time or self employed 80 (47%)  
Part-time 36 (21.2%)  
Non employed 40 (23.5%)  
Student 4 (5.9%)  
Number of adults in the household [n (%)] 1 27 (15.7%)  
2 or more 140 (84.3%)  
Family income [n (%)] Less than $19,999 14 (8.3%)  
$20,000–$39,999 51 (30.4%)  
$40,000–$59,999 43 (25.6%)  
$60,000–$79,999 36 (21.4%)  
$80,000–$99,999 8 (4.8%)  
More than $100,000 16 (9.5%)  
Weight status [n (%)] Normal weight   91 (55.8%)
Overweight or obese   72 (44.2%)
Parenting stress [n (%)] Normal 121 (70.3%)  
High 4 (2.3%)  
Clinically high 47 (27.3%)  
  1. SD standard deviation, AA African-American