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Table 2 Demographic, anthropometric, and sociodemographic characteristics of adolescents and their parents

From: End-user perspectives to inform policy and program decisions: a qualitative and quantitative content analysis of lifestyle treatment recommendations by adolescents with obesity

 Adolescents
(n = 19)
Parents
(n = 19)
Age (y)15.1 ± 1.749.5 ± 9.0
Sex (n; %)
 Female11; 57.913; 68.4
 Male8; 42.16; 31.6
Ethnicity, (n; %)
 Caucasian13; 68.413; 68.4
 Non-Caucasian6; 31.66; 31.6
Education (at least college or university) (n; %)10; 52.6
Household Income (>$50,000/y CDN) (n; %)13; 72.2a
Height (cm)164.7 ± 7.0164.9 ± 11.0
Weight (kg)103.8 ± 16.783.7 ± 14.4
Weight Status (n; %)
 Normal Weight1; 5.3
 Overweight10; 52.6
 Obesity4; 21.26; 31.6
 Severe Obesity15; 78.92; 10.5
Body Mass Index (BMI; kg/m2)37.9 ± 4.130.8 ± 5.2
BMI percentile99.9 ± 0.001
BMI z-score3.5 ± 0.6
  1. Data presented as mean ± standard deviation unless otherwise specified
  2. an = 18; one parent chose ‘prefer not to say’
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