TABLE 1

Family Matters Study Phase I Demographic Characteristics (N = 150)

Participant CharacteristicsPrimary Caregiver (N = 150), n (%)Child (N = 150), n (%)
Female sex137 (91)71 (47)
Age in years (SD)34.5 (7.1)6.4 (0.8)
Adult BMI (BMI percentile child)30.9 (7.2)75.9 (23.1)
Weight status
 Nonoverweight35 (23)77 (51)
 Overweight or obese115 (77)73 (49)
Race and/or ethnicity
 Asian (Hmong)25 (17)25 (17)
 Black or African American22 (15)25 (17)
 Hispanic/Latino23 (15)25 (17)
 American Indian or Alaskan native21 (14)25 (17)
 Somali25 (17)25 (17)
 White27 (18)25 (17)
 Multiracial or other7 (5)
Household Characteristics
Household structure
 1 parent (no other adults)37 (25)
 1 parent (w/ other adults)18 (12)
 2 parents (no other adults)78 (52)
 2 parents (w/ other adults)17 (11)
Primary caregiver marital status
 Married78 (51)
 Committed dating relationship or engaged31 (21)
 Casually dating2 (1)
 Separated or divorced6 (4)
 Widowed1 (1)
 Single or never married31 (21)
 Missing1 (1)
Educational attainment
 Middle school or junior high15 (10)
 Some high school17 (11)
 High school or GED60 (40)
 Vocational, technical, trade certificate program, or associate degree28 (18)
 College degree (eg, bachelor, masters, or doctorate)25 (16)
 Other4 (3)
 Missing1 (1)
Primary caregiver work status
 Working full-time63 (42)
 Working part-time32 (21)
 Stay-at-home caregiver25 (17)
 Currently unemployed, seeking work18 (12)
 Not working for pay (unable to work, retired, student, etc)11 (7)
 Not applicable1 (1)
Household income
 <$20 00050 (33)
 $20 000–$34 99955 (37)
 $35 000–$49 99916 (11)
 $50 000–$74 99912 (8)
 $75 000–$99 9997 (5)
 $100 000 or more9 (6)
 Missing1 (1)
Household income source (all that apply)
 Wages from self85 (57)
 Wages from other guardian34 (23)
 Another family member14 (10)
 Unemployment compensation4 (3)
 Worker’s compensation0 (0)
 Social Security11 (7)
 Public assistance (eg, MFIP)34 (23)
 Alimony and/or child support17 (11)
 Other sources21 (14)
  • Percentages may not sum to exactly 100% because of rounding. GED, General Education Diploma; MFIP, Minnesota Family Investment Program; —, not applicable.