TABLE 1

Sociodemographic Characteristics of Sample

Demographic CharacteristicSample
N2381
Women, %70.4
Average age, y36.2
Median BMI 25.8
Average number of children2.3
Hispanic, %31.0
Race, %
 White67.5
 African American28.2
 Asian1.0
 Native American1.7
 Hawaiian0.2
 Other4.7
Education, %
 Less than high school4.7
 High school degree31.9
 Associate’s degree9.1
 Some college24.5
 College degree19.3
 At least some graduate school10.5
Household income, %
 Less than $25 00017.4
 $25 001–$50 00030.2
 $50 001–$75 00023.3
 $75 001–$100 00014.7
 $100 001–$125 0006.2
 $125 001–$150 0004.6
 More than $150 0003.8
Marital status, %
 Never married15.1
 Married66.1
 Living with significant other9.9
 Separated2.5
 Divorced/widowed6.3
Political party, %
 Republican21.4
 Democrat43.7
 Independent34.9
Relationship with weight, %
 Trying to lose weight48.3
 Trying to maintain weight31.3
 Trying to gain weight4.7
 Not trying to gain or lose weight15.8
Has a doctor ever said your child is overweight, %
 No80.6
 Currently16.7
 Not currently, but in the past2.7
Has a doctor ever said your child has type 2 diabetes, %
 No93.7
 Currently5.0
 Not currently, but in the past1.3