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Table 2 Descriptive data analysis II: Parents

From: A cross-sectional, exploratory survey on health-relevant free-time activities and body mass index in preschool children in urban and rural settings of Austria

   Total Urban Rural p p-adjust
(n = 130) (n = 58) (n = 72)
Age mother years 34 (22-51) 34 (22-47) 34 (25-51) 0.576 1
Age father years 36 (24-62) 36 (24-55) 36 (24-62) 0.596 1
Employment mother no 18% (23) 15.8% (9) 19.7% (14) 0.647 1
yes 82% (105) 84.2% (48) 80.3% (57)
Employment father no 5.6% (7) 7.1% (4) 4.4% (3) 0.7 1
yes 94.4% (117) 92.9% (52) 95.6% (65)
Highest education level mother < high school diploma 40.6% (52) 32.8% (19) 47.1% (33) 0.249 1
high school diploma 31.3% (40) 36.2% (21) 27.1% (19)
university 28.1% (36) 31.0% (18) 25.7% (18)
Highest education level father < high school diploma 43.5% (54) 25.9% (15) 59.1% (39) 0.001* 0.006*
high-school diploma 26.6% (33) 32.8% (19) 21.2% (14)
university 29.8% (37) 41.4% (24) 19.7% (13)
  1. Categorial data: frequency in % (absolute number); 2-sided p-value Fisher’s Exact Test; Quantitative data: median (min – max); 2-sided p-value Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney U test; * p-value <0.05, p-adjust value after Bonferroni correction