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Table 4 Parent and child characteristics of latent classes using maximum-probability assignment

From: Patterns of food parenting practices regarding junk food and sugary drinks among parent-child dyads

Characteristic Complete Influencers Indifferent Influencers Negative Influencers Minimal Influencers Disagreeing Influencers
n % n % n % n % n %
Overall prevalence 401 29.6 263 19.4 239 17.7 224 16.5 227 16.8
Child age group (12–14 years) 251 62.6 69 26.2 155 64.9 89 38.7 120 52.9
Parent sex (male) 103 25.7 74 28.1 60 25.1 61 26.5 56 24.7
Child sex (male) 216 53.9 123 46.8 141 59.0 92 40.0 116 51.1
Parent BMI (OwOb)a 232 57.9 182 69.2 148 61.9 128 55.7 146 64.3
Child BMI (OwOb)b 105 26.2 65 24.7 81 33.9 59 25.7 73 32.2
PR JS-LPA (low) 13 3.2 165 62.7 21 8.8 103 44.8 4 1.8
CR JS-LPA (low) 54 13.5 190 72.2 59 24.7 112 48.7 165 72.7
  Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Parent added sugars intake (tsp) 15.4 10.82 18.9 10.55 21.5 12.28 14.0 7.74 15.0 7.86
Child added sugars intake (tsp) 15.5 8.15 16.7 7.60 18.4 8.17 13.5 5.02 16.1 7.47
  1. BMI body mass index, OwOb overweight/obesity, PR parent-reported, JS-LPA legitimacy of parental authority regarding junk food and sugary drinks, CR child-reported, SD standard deviation, tsp. teaspoon
  2. aOwOb defined as BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2
  3. bOwOb defined as BMI ≥ 85th percentile