Table 1: Sample demographic characteristics ( parent-adolescent dyads).

VariableStatistic

Adolescent mean age (SD)12.6 (1.34)
Adolescent gender (%): female58.6
Adolescent weight status (%)
 Normal30.0
 Overweight18.6
 Obese51.4
Ethnicity (%): African American90
Parental marital status (%): married45.7
Parent mean BMI (SD)35.2 (7.61)
Parent weight status (%)
 Normal weight7.1
 Overweight 18.6
 Obese74.3
Family history of diabetes (%): yes37.1
Family history of hypertension (%): yes77.1
Highest level of education completed (%) by parent
 Grades 9–11 (some high school)7.1
 High school graduate21.4
 College 1 year to 3 years38.6
 College graduate20
 Graduate training or professional degree12.9
Gross household yearly income (%)
 Less than $10,00014.3
 $10,000–24,00028.6
 $25,000–39,00017.1
 $40,000–54,00017.1
 $55,000–69,0004.3
 $70,000–84,0007.1
 $85,000 or more7.1
 Other4.3