Journal of Obesity / 2013 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

The Associations of Parenting Factors with Adolescent Body Mass Index in an Underserved Population

Table 1

Sample demographic characteristics ( parent-adolescent dyads).


Adolescent mean age (SD)12.6 (1.34)
Adolescent gender (%): female58.6
Adolescent weight status (%)
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
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
 $85,000 or more7.1

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