TABLE 1.

Characteristics of 2- and 3-Year-Old Children Enrolled in the Missouri WIC Program, 1999–2002

CharacteristicIncluded in Study SampleNot Included in Study Sample
(Height, Weight, Dietary Data, and Follow-up)(Height, Weight, Dietary Data; No Follow-up)(Height, Weight Data; No Dietary Data)
N109042650857413
Race or ethnicity, %
    White88.684.659.8
    Black5.89.130.4
    Other5.66.39.8
Female gender, %50.148.649.4
Mean age, mo33.833.032.6
Mean birth weight, g330032903293
Baseline BMI, %
    At risk14.514.414.0
    Overweight10.110.210.3
Consumption
    Mean sweet drinks/d2.93.0
    Mean cal17801771