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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the study population

From: Agreement between parent and child report of physical activity, sedentary and dietary behaviours in 9-12-year-old children and associations with children’s weight status

  Total study sample
(N = 1998)
Mean age of the child – (SD) 10.6 (0.96)
Gender (% boys) 49.4%
Age of the respondent parent (years); mean (SD) 41.74 (4.70)
Relationship to child of respondent parent
 Mother/female caregiver (%) 86.0
Socio-economic status (%)
 Low 11.3
 Middle 20.8
 High 67.9
Ethnicity (%)
 Non-Western background 10.1
Weight status child (%)
 Thinness 9.0
 Healthy weight 80.0
 Overweight 9.6
 Obesity 1.4
Weight status respondent parent (%)
 Thinness 1.6
 Healthy weight 66.9
 Overweight 25.3
 Obesity 6.2