TABLE 2

Eating and Activity Behaviors by Race/Ethnicity

Total
(N = 863)Race/EthnicityP
Hispanic (N = 430)White (N = 153)Black (N = 236)Other (N = 44)
Diet-Related Practices
 Type of feeding<.001
  Formula only385 (44.6)133 (30.9)83 (54.2)157 (66.5)12 (27.3)
  Mostly formula, and some breast milk127 (14.7)82 (19.1)10 (6.5)25 (10.6)10 (22.7)
  Equal formula and breast milk11 (1.3)9 (2.1)0 (0.0)2 (0.8)0 (0.0)
  Mostly breast milk, and some formula175 (20.3)120 (27.9)18 (11.8)29 (12.3)8 (18.2)
  Breast milk only165 (19.1)86 (20.0)42 (27.5)23 (9.7)14 (31.8)
 Sweet drinks.9
  Any26 (3.0)12 (2.8)6 (3.9)7 (3.0)1 (2.3)
  None837 (97.0)418 (97.2)147 (96.1)229 (97.0)43 (97.7)
 Early introduction of solids<.001
  Yes98 (11.6)16 (3.8)24 (15.9)55 (23.5)3 (7.1)
  No748 (88.4)403 (96.2)127 (84.1)179 (76.5)39 (92.9)
Infant feeding style and practices
 In last 2 wk, how often was the infant put to sleep while drinking a bottlea<.001
  At most sleep times108 (12.5)51 (11.9)18 (11.8)32 (13.7)7 (15.9)
  Sometimes, at least once a day119 (13.8)41 (9.5)15 (9.8)54 (23.1)9 (20.5)
  Sometimes, but not every day143 (16.6)80 (18.6)18 (11.8)41 (17.5)4 (9.1)
  Never491 (57.0)258 (60.0)102 (66.7)107 (45.7)24 (54.5)
 I try to get my child to finish her breast milk or formulab<.001
  Always324 (37.6)223 (51.9)21 (13.8)70 (29.7)10 (22.7)
  Most of the time149 (17.3)73 (17.0)23 (15.1)47 (19.9)6 (13.6)
  Half of the time75 (8.7)21 (4.9)19 (12.5)31 (13.1)4 (9.1)
  Seldom or infrequently103 (11.9)37 (8.6)37 (24.3)25 (10.6)4 (9.1)
  Never211 (24.5)76 (17.7)52 (34.2)63 (26.7)20 (45.5)
 When my infant cries, I immediately feed him or hera<.001
  Always175 (20.3)133 (31.0)9 (5.9)22 (9.3)11 (25.0)
  Most of the time119 (13.8)67 (15.6)16 (10.5)23 (9.7)13 (29.5)
  Half of the time184 (21.4)68 (15.9)42 (27.6)65 (27.5)9 (20.5)
  Seldom or infrequently176 (20.4)86 (20.0)32 (21.1)52 (22.0)6 (13.6)
  Never207 (24.0)75 (17.5)53 (34.9)74 (31.4)5 (11.4)
 When my child has a bottle, I prop it upc<0.001
  Always31 (3.7)16 (3.9)0 (0.0)13 (5.6)2 (4.8)
  Most of the time24 (2.9)9 (2.2)3 (2.0)11 (4.7)1 (2.4)
  Half of the time37 (4.4)13 (3.2)3 (2.0)21 (9.0)0 (0.0)
  Seldom or infrequently102 (12.2)43 (10.4)17 (11.3)36 (15.5)6 (14.3)
  Never643 (76.8)331 (80.3)127 (84.7)152 (65.2)33 (78.6)
 I watch television while feeding my infantb<0.001
  Always72 (8.4)34 (7.9)10 (6.6)25 (10.6)3 (6.8)
  Most of the time101 (11.7)34 (7.9)22 (14.5)44 (18.6)1 (2.3)
  Half of the time223 (25.9)91 (21.2)49 (32.2)75 (31.8)8 (18.2)
  Seldom or infrequently252 (29.2)140 (32.6)48 (31.6)47 (19.9)17 (38.6)
  Never214 (24.8)131 (30.5)23 (15.1)45 (19.1)15 (34.1)
Physical activity-related practices
 Tummy time, minutes, mean (SD)37.5 (85.4)26.2 (80.1)44.9 (63.0)52.2 (104.6)44.2 (77.3)<.001
 Tummy timed<.001
  30 min or more288 (33.5)94 (22.0)70 (46.1)107 (45.3)17 (39.5)
  <30 min571 (66.5)334 (78.0)82 (53.9)129 (54.7)26 (60.5)
 Television exposure,a min, mean (SD)346 (395)228 (266)397 (401)546 (494)267 (385)<.001
Television watching,a min mean (SD)25 (66)11 (31)24 (45)51 (107)16 (45)<.001
Television watchinga<.001
 Any429 (49.8)174 (40.6)78 (51.3)161 (68.2)16 (36.4)
 None432 (50.2)255 (59.4)74 (48.7)75 (31.8)28 (63.6)
  • Data presented as N (%) except as noted.

  • a Missing for 2 subjects.

  • b Missing for 1 subject.

  • c Missing for 26 subjects.

  • d Missing for 4 subjects.