Table 2

Characteristics of the Children in the Household

Age group

2-5

N = 708

6-11

N = 836

12-18

N = 836

Characteristic

Value


Average age (yearsn ± SD)

3.5 ± 1.1

8.6 ± 1.7

14.8 ± 1.9

Sex (%)

Girls

49.6

48.8

50.5

Race/Ethnicity (%)

Non-Hispanic White

60.5

62.1

65.9

Non-Hispanic Black

15.8

15.7

14.5

Non-Hispanic Asian

2.3

2.9

3.0

Non-Hispanic Other

3.1

2.8

1.2

Mexican-American

9.7

9.1

6.8

Other Hispanic

8.6

7.5

8.6


Zuercher et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:131   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-131

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