TABLE 1

Participant Demographic Characteristics

Participants (N = 106 dyads), n (%)
ChildParent
Female gender54 (50.9)103 (97.2)
Weight categorya,b
    Underweight3 (2.9)0
    Normal57 (54.8)21 (18.3)
    Overweight20 (19.2)41 (39.4)
    Obese24 (23.0)44 (42.3)
Country of origin
    United States97 (91.5)6 (5.7)
    Mexico8 (7.6)86 (81.1)
    Other Latin American country1 (0.9)14 (13.2)
Highest education level
    Less than high school26 (24.8)
    Some high school, no diploma42 (40.0)
    High school diploma/GED20 (19.1)
    Some college, no degree10 (9.5)
    College diploma7 (6.7)
Mean (SD), y4.2 (0.9)31.4 (5.5)
BMI percentile, mean (SD)b71.3 (26.8)
BMI, mean (SD)b30.0 (5.7)
SASH summary score, mean (SD)1.4 (0.55)
  • GED indicates General Educational Development.

  • a Child categories were defined by using the child BMI percentile adjusted for age and gender: underweight, ≤5th percentile; normal, >5th to <85th percentile; overweight, ≥85th to <95th percentile; obese, >95th percentile. Adult categories were defined by using the adult BMI: normal, BMI ≥ 18.5 to <25; overweight, BMI ≥25 to <30; and obese, BMI ≥ 30.

  • b N = 104.