Table 2

Characteristics of parents

School A

School B

Both


Parents

N = 43

N = 113

N = 156

Father's Education

High School or less (%, n)

65%, 28

13.5%, 13

29.5%, 41

Trade School (%, n)

25.6%, 11

17.7%, 17

20.1%, 28

Bachelor's degree (%, n)

0, 0

22.9%, 22

15.8%, 22

Postgraduate (%, n)

4.7%, 2

44.8%, 43

32.7%, 45

Mother's Education

High School or less (%, n)

63%, 29

11%, 11

27.4%, 40

Trade School (%, n)

26.1%, 12

21%, 21.0

22.6%, 33

Bachelor's degree (%, n)

8.7%, 4

42%, 42

31.5%, 46

Postgraduate (%, n)

2.2%, 1

26%, 26

18.5%, 27

Annual Family Income

< $20,000 (%, n)

13.3%, 6

9.2%, 9

10.5%, 15

$20–30,000 (%, n)

29%, 13

7.1%, 7

14%, 20

$31–45,000 (%, n)

20%, 9

7.1%, 7

11.2%, 16

$46–65,000 (%, n)

26.7%, 12

14.3%, 14

18.2%, 26

$66–90,000 (%, n)

11.1%, 5

28%, 27

22.4%, 32

>$90,000

0, 0

34.7%, 34

23.8%, 34

Marital status of parents

Never Married (%, n)

8.3%, 4

2.9%, 3

4.6%, 7

Married (%, n)

64.6%, 31

83.5%, 86

77.5%, 117

Common Law (%, n)

16.7%, 8

3.9%, 4

8%, 12

Widowed, Separated, or Divorced (%, n)

10.5%, 5

9.7%, 10

10.0%, 15

Parental BMI, kg/m2(mean, SD)

27.3, 6.0

23.2, 4.0

24.6, 5.1


Merchant et al. Nutrition Journal 2007 6:1   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-6-1

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