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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the study sample (n = 1,859)

From: Adolescents’ proxy reports on obesity-related parenting practices: factorial validity and reliability across four behavioral domains

Characteristics Parents Adolescents
Sex, n (%)
 Female 1,325 (71.6) 843 (45.5)
 Male 468 (25.3) 835 (45.1)
Age, n (%)
 12 - 224 (13.3)
 13 - 336 (20.0)
 14 - 280 (16.7)
 15 - 305 (18.1)
 16 - 331 (19.7)
 17 - 206 (12.3)
 18–34 202 (11.3) -
 35–44 781 (43.6) -
 45–59 758 (42.3) -
 60 +  52 (2.9) -
Highest education level, n (%)
 Less than high school 22 (1.2) -
 High school degree or Equivalent 301 (16.8) -
 Some college 634 (35.5) -
 Four-year degree or higher 830 (46.5) -
Race and ethnicity, n (%)
 Hispanic 130 (7.3) 168 (10.0)
 Non-Hispanic Black or African American 314 (17.7) 283 (17.0)
 Non-Hispanic White 1,229 (69.1) 1,061 (63.7)
 Non-Hispanic other race or ethnicity 105 (5.9) 154 (9.2)
Energy balance behaviors, Mean (SD)
 Fruit and vegetable intake (average servings consumed daily) 1.8 (1.3) 1.5 (1.2)
 Physical activity (average weekly minutes) 269.1 (29.3) 114.6 (21.9)
 Junk food and sugary drinks intake (average servings consumed daily) 1.6 (3.7) 2.1 (4.4)
 Screen time (average daily hours) 8.1 (5.0) 5.1 (4.0)
  1. Due to missing data, some of these categories will not add up to the total number of survey respondents