TABLE 2

Characteristics of the Sample at Baseline (Study Entry at Either Age 21 or 27 mo; n = 209)

VariableN (%) or Mean (SD)
Child
Gender
 Girls102 (48.8%)
 Boys107 (51.2%)
Race/Ethnicity
 White107 (51.2%)
 Black54 (25.8%)
 American Indian or Alaskan Native0 (0.0%)
 Asian or Pacific Islander0 (0.0%)
 Biracial44 (21.1%)
 Other3 (1.4%)
 Unknown1 (0.5%)
Ethnicity
 Hispanic23 (11.0%)
 Not Hispanic185 (88.5%)
 Unknown1 (0.5%)
WLZ (CDC norms)0.51 (1.06)
Maternal
 BMI (kg/m2)32.0 (9.5)
 Education
 High school or less80 (38.3%)
 More than high school129 (61.7%)
 CES-D score12.5 (10.0)
Family
 CHAOS score4.1 (3.3)
 Food insecurity
 Food insecure65 (33.9%)
 Food secure127 (66.1%)
Family Structure
 Single mother46 (23.2%)
 Not single mother152 (76.8%)
  • CES-D, Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression scale.