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Table 2 Self-reported influence of mothers’ group peers, friends, partner and other family on maternal attitudes toward child feeding, physical activity and television viewing behaviours. Data from the 2012–13 follow-up of the Melbourne Infant Feeding, Activity and Nutrition Trial (InFANT) Program

From: The influence of the maternal peer group (partner, friends, mothers’ group, family) on mothers’ attitudes to obesity-related behaviours of their children

   No influence A little influence Some influence Major influence No partnera
Child feeding Mothers group 41.3 (35.7, 46.9) 29.9 (24.9, 35.3) 24.8 (20.2, 30.0) 4.0 (2.2, 6.9)  
Friends 27.6 (22.7, 32.9) 41.2 (35.7, 46.8) 28.2 (23.4, 33.6) 3.0 (1.5, 5.6)  
Partner 10.3 (7.3, 14.3) 19.3 (15.2, 24.2) 40.0 (34.5, 45.6) 28.7 (23.8, 34.0) 1.7 (0.6, 3.9)
Other family 20.0 (15.8, 24.9) 34.3 (29.1, 39.9) 39.3 (33.9, 45.0) 6.3 (4.0, 9.7)  
Child TV viewing Mothers group 65.3 (59.7, 70.0) 21.3 (17.0, 26.4) 12.7 (9.3, 16.9) 0.7 (0.1, 2.6)  
Friends 55.6 (49.9, 61.1) 28.8 (23.9, 34.2) 13.6 (10.1, 17.9) 2.0 (0.8, 4.3)  
Partner 17.5 (13.6, 22.2) 25.2 (20.5, 30.3) 31.5 (26.4, 36.9) 24.2 (19.6, 29.3) 1.7 (0.6, 3.9)
Other family 40.9 (35.4, 46.5) 33.9 (28.7, 39.4) 21.9 (17.5, 26.9) 3.3 (1.7, 6.0)  
Child activity Mothers group 51.7 (45.9, 57.3) 26.3 (21.6, 31.6) 19.0 (14.9, 23.8) 3.0 (1.5, 5.6)  
Friends 41.0 (35.5, 46.6) 33.0 (27.8, 38.5) 22.7 (18.2, 27.7) 3.3 (1.7, 6.1)  
Partner 18.2 (14.2, 23.0) 16.6 (12.7, 21.2) 30.5 (25.5, 35.9) 33.1 (28.0, 38.6) 1.7 (0.6, 3.9)
Other family 31.9 (26.8, 37.4) 30.9 (25.9, 36.0) 33.6 (28.4, 39.1) 3.7 (2.0, 6.4)  
  1. aNote, percentages in the column “no partner” are the percentage of respondents who reported having no partner, meaning that this question was not applicable to them