TABLE 1.

Distribution of Child Age, Sex, BMI, Parental/Guardian Educational Attainment, and Relationship to Child by Race/Ethnicity (N, %)

Hispanic(N = 911)Black(N = 621)White(N = 949)Other(N = 251)Total (N = 2761)
Child
 Age (y)*N = 910N = 620N = 947N = 250N = 2756
  1274 (30.1)179 (28.9)261 (27.6)76 (30.4)798 (29.0)
  2247 (27.1)164 (26.5)250 (26.4)68 (27.2)737 (26.7)
  3217 (23.9)156 (25.2)256 (27.0)59 (23.6)694 (25.2)
  4172 (18.9)121 (19.5)180 (19.0)47 (18.8)527 (19.1)
Sex (male)482 (52.9)294 (47.3)484 (51.0)131 (52.2)1405 (50.9)
BMIN = 911N = 621N = 949N = 251N = 2761
 >85th percentile390 (42.8)215 (34.6)310 (32.7)75 (29.9)955 (36.0)
 >95th percentile223 (24.5)124 (20.0)172 (18.1)36 (14.3)555 (20.3)
Parent/guardian
Relationship to childN = 869N = 616N = 946N = 242N = 2698
 Mother809 (93.1)549 (89.1)866 (91.5)212 (87.6)2454 (91.0)
 Father25 (2.9)24 (3.9)31 (3.3)24 (9.9)108 (4.0)
 Other35 (4.0)43 (7.0)49 (5.2)6 (2.5)136 (5.0)
Educational attainmentN = 882N = 614N = 941N = 243N = 2702
 ≤11th grade388 (44.0)150 (24.4)200 (21.3)50 (20.6)790 (29.2)
 High school degree311 (35.3)264 (43.0)449 (47.7)96 (39.5)1130 (41.8)
 Some college151 (17.1)165 (26.9)254 (27.0)72 (29.6)649 (24.0)
 4-year college degree32 (3.6)35 (5.7)38 (4.0)25 (10.3)133 (4.9)
  • * Child distribution varies by age (ie, includes more younger children than older children), for each race/ethnic group and for the total group; χ2 = 58.7; P < .0001.

  • The prevalence of children with a BMI for age >85th sex- specific percentile differs by race/ethnicity, χ2 = 27.4 (df = 3); P < .0001.

  • Parental educational attainment differs by race/ethnicity; Mantel-Haenszel χ2 = (df = 71.0); P < .0001.