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Table 2 Characteristics of parents

From: Diet, physical activity, and adiposity in children in poor and rich neighbourhoods: a cross-sectional comparison

  School A School B Both
Parents N = 43 N = 113 N = 156
Father's Education    
High School or less (%, n) 65%, 28 13.5%, 13 29.5%, 41
Trade School (%, n) 25.6%, 11 17.7%, 17 20.1%, 28
Bachelor's degree (%, n) 0, 0 22.9%, 22 15.8%, 22
Postgraduate (%, n) 4.7%, 2 44.8%, 43 32.7%, 45
Mother's Education    
High School or less (%, n) 63%, 29 11%, 11 27.4%, 40
Trade School (%, n) 26.1%, 12 21%, 21.0 22.6%, 33
Bachelor's degree (%, n) 8.7%, 4 42%, 42 31.5%, 46
Postgraduate (%, n) 2.2%, 1 26%, 26 18.5%, 27
Annual Family Income    
< $20,000 (%, n) 13.3%, 6 9.2%, 9 10.5%, 15
$20–30,000 (%, n) 29%, 13 7.1%, 7 14%, 20
$31–45,000 (%, n) 20%, 9 7.1%, 7 11.2%, 16
$46–65,000 (%, n) 26.7%, 12 14.3%, 14 18.2%, 26
$66–90,000 (%, n) 11.1%, 5 28%, 27 22.4%, 32
>$90,000 0, 0 34.7%, 34 23.8%, 34
Marital status of parents    
Never Married (%, n) 8.3%, 4 2.9%, 3 4.6%, 7
Married (%, n) 64.6%, 31 83.5%, 86 77.5%, 117
Common Law (%, n) 16.7%, 8 3.9%, 4 8%, 12
Widowed, Separated, or Divorced (%, n) 10.5%, 5 9.7%, 10 10.0%, 15
Parental BMI, kg/m 2 (mean, SD) 27.3, 6.0 23.2, 4.0 24.6, 5.1