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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of survey population

From: Individual, family and environmental factors associated with pediatric excess weight in Spain: a cross-sectional study

  n, mean (SD)1
   n (%)2
Variables related to the child  
Age   976, 11.99 (2.94)
  8-12 534, 9.64 (1.38)
  13-17 442, 14.82 (1.43)
Sex Male 490 (50.20)
Female 486 (49.80)
Breakfast daily  
  4days or less per week 89 (9.1)
  5 or more days per week 887 (90.9)
Freshly squeezed orange juice  
  7 days per week 105 (11.2)
  Less than 7 days per week 832 (88.8)
Daily yoghurt  
  7 days per week 99 (10.6)
  Less than 7 days per week 839 (89.4)
TV daily  
  Watches TV everyday 459 (47.2)
  Does not watch TV everyday 514 (52.8)
Physical activity  
< 30 min per day 527 (54)
30 min or more per day 446 (46)
Sleep duration  
Less than 9 hrs/day 399 (40.9)
9 or more hrs/day 577 (59.1)
Variables related to the family  
Maternal age 950, 40.76 (6.06)
Paternal age 798, 43.43 (6.19)
Adult responsible for child’s diet
  Father 114 (11.7)
  Mother 826 (84.6)
  Others 36 (3.6)
Academic level of adult responsible for food
  Primary 538 (57.2)
  Secondary/University 402 (42.8)
Occupation of adult responsible for food
  Manager/Professional 70 (11.8)
  Unskilled worker/other 523 (88.2)
Employment status of adult responsible for food
  Working 476 (52.2)
  Unemployed 135 (14.8)
  Housewife 301 (33.0)
Caregiver perceptions of excess weight  
  Excess weight is not detrimental to health 11 (1.1)
  Is detrimental, but not as much as is said by doctors or in the media 19 (1.9)
  Is detrimental for health 945 (96.8)
Variables related to the environment  
Neighbourhood quality  
  Good/Very Good 795 (81.7)
  Average/Poor/Very Poor 178 (18.3)
Neighbourhood safety
  Good/Very Good 819 (84.0)
  Average 129 (13.2)
  Poor/Very Poor 27 (2.8)
  1. 1n, mean (SD): Sample size, Mean (Standard Deviation).
  2. 2n (%): Absolute frequency (Percentage).