TABLE 1

Demographic Characteristics of Young Adult Parents From Project EAT-III Versus Nonparents

ParentNonparentP
Female, n (%)100 (67)738 (54).002
SES, n (%)
    Low83 (50)320 (27)<.001
    Middle43 (26)314 (27)
    High40 (24)547 (46)
Race, n (%)
    White66 (38)703 (58)<.001a
    Black51 (30)160 (13)
    Hispanic/Latino9 (5)62 (5)
    Asian-American31 (18)216 (18)
    Native American6 (4)37 (3)
    Mixed/other6 (4)38 (3)
Age, mean (SD), y25 (1.79)25 (1.50).50
  • Participants were defined as parents if they lived with their children and if their children were 5 years of age or younger. Parents lived with their children at time 3, had a child 5 years of age or older, and were not parents at time 2.

  • a Significance analysis for the race variable compared white versus nonwhite participants.