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Table 1 Sociodemographic and anthropometric characteristics of study participants (n = 61)

From: Patterns and correlates of objectively measured physical activity in 3-year-old children

 Mean ± SDN (%)Missing n (%)
Age3.06 ± 0.08  
Sex
 Girls 31 (50.8) 
 Boys 30 (49.2) 
Family group (a)
 High risk 41 (67.2) 
 Low risk 20 (32.8) 
Child weight status1 (1.8)
 BMI (kg/m2)16.7 ± 1.2  
 Normal weight 50 (83.3) 
 Overweight 9 (15.0) 
 Obesity 1 (1.7) 
Parental weight status (b)
Mother  3 (4.9)
 BMI (kg/m2)28.3 ± 5.4  
 Normal weight 18 (31.0) 
 Overweight 17 (29.3) 
 Obesity 23 (39.7) 
Father  5¤ (8.2)
 BMI (kg/m2)26.8 ± 6.5  
 Normal weight 25 (44.6) 
 Overweight 17 (30.4) 
 Obesity 14 (25.0) 
Family Education (c)1 (1.6)
 Low 11 (18.3) 
 High 49 (81.7) 
Childcare (d)8 (13.1)
 Preschool full-time 34 (64.2) 
 Preschool part-time 18 (34.0) 
 Other 1 (1.9) 
Country of origin9 (14.8)
 Nordic 44 (84.6) 
 Non-Nordic 8 (15.4) 
Siblings  8 (13.1)
 0 7 (13.2) 
 1 30 (56.6) 
  ≥ 2 16 (30.2) 
Season for measurement
 Spring 6 (9.8) 
 Summer 9 (14.8) 
 Fall 29 (47.5) 
 Winter 17 (27.9) 
  1. Abbreviations: BMI Body Mass Index, SD Standard deviation
  2. (a) Family group based on parental BMI High: 2 parents with BMI ≥25 or 1 parent with BMI ≥30 and low: both parents with BMI ≤ 25
  3. (b) Weight status: BMI categories for adults and corresponding categories for children according to Cole et al.
  4. (c) Family education definition: Low: neither parents have an academic education High: at least 1 parent have academic edu
  5. (d) Child care, full time ≥ 30 h/day part time < 30 h/day
  6. ¤Besides missing data due to father did not show or communication failed this also include father unknown