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Table 1 Characteristics of the children participating in the validity study in comparison with the Flemish population

From: Validity of parent-reported weight and height of preschool children measured at home or estimated without home measurement: a validation study

  Belgian households with young
children (3 - 7 y) (%)†
Families
in the study (%)
(n = 297)
Highest education of father & mothers*:   
   Lower secondary education 19.4 11.3
   Higher secondary education 42.1 34.9
   Higher education (e.g. bachelor) 21.1 32.3
   University degree (e.g. master degree) 17.5 21.5
Income status of families:   
   Two incomes from employment 72.2 70.8
   One incomes from employment 12.7 23.5
   No income from employment (e.g. only replacement income(s)) 15.1 5.8
  1. * Distribution of educational levels of mothers and fathers in the Flemish population 25-34 years old in 2002 (The Flemish Authority, 2007)[16]
  2. † Panel study of Belgian Households - year of observation 2002 was used as a reference (Child and Family, 2003)[15]