Table 1.

Participants Who Finished the Study Compared to Those Who Did Not Finish the Study

2-Year-Old Children5-Year-Old Children
FinishedDid Not FinishFinishedDid Not Finish
(N = 94)(N = 22)(N = 74)(N = 33)
Parent/primary caretaker
 Age (yr)29.9 ± 5.0*27.7 ± 8.633.7 ± 5.031.8 ± 6.0
 Mother of child (%)97959597
 Works outside home (%)51594861
 Smokes cigarettes regularly (%),2750§2233
 Receives food assistance (%)3459§2445§
 Education completed (%)
  High school or less42504255
  Some college31453239
  College degree285266
Child
 Sex (% male)53555347
 Weight (kg)13.3 ± 1.613.4 ± 1.619.8 ± 2.719.7 ± 2.6
 Height (cm)89.0 ± 4.689.4 ± 4.7111.0 ± 5.6110.1 ± 5.6
 Body mass index (kg/m2)16.8 ± 1.416.8 ± 1.316.1 ± 1.516.2 ± 1.4
 Ponderal index (kg/m3)18.9 ± 2.118.8 ± 1.914.5 ± 1.514.8 ± 1.4
  • * Mean ± SD, unless otherwise stated.

  • Data are missing for three children.

  • Data are missing for one child.

  • χ2 test, P < .05, age groups combined.

  • § χ2 test, P < .05, age groups separately.