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Table 4 Maternal and paternal socio-demographic information from the birth certificate

From: The Linked CENTURY Study: linking three decades of clinical and public health data to examine disparities in childhood obesity

  Maternal (N = 200,343) Paternal (N = 188,334)
Characteristic N Mean (SD) or % N Mean (SD) or %
Age, years 199986 30 (6) 175425 32 (6)
Race/ethnicity     
 White 151643 76.7 % 146572 79.0 %
 Black 23144 11.7 % 18487 10.0 %
 Hispanic 9123 4.6 % 7992 4.3 %
 Asian 11421 5.8 % 10105 5.5 %
 Other 2396 1.2 % 2334 1.3 %
Education     
 <12 years 2433 1.2 % 2070 1.1 %
 12 years 67141 34.0 % 64515 35.1 %
 13–15 years 100254 50.8 % 83868 45.6 %
 16+ years 27672 14.0 % 33489 18.2 %
US born     
 No 39972 20.1 % 39671 21.5 %
 Yes 158965 79.9 % 144668 78.5 %