Table 2

Characteristics of respondents
Total Dutch Turkish
n % n % n %
Sex of the child
 female 432 49.2 306 49.0 126 49.8
 male 446 50.8 319 51.0 127 50.2
Child’s age
 6-8 years 466 54.3 340 54.8 126 52.9
 ≥ 8 years 392 45.7 280 45.2 112 47.1
Ethnicity
 Dutch 626 71.0 - - - -
 Turkish 256 29.0 - - - -
Overweight child
 no overweight 643 84.3 506 89.9** 137 68.5
 overweight 90 11.8 45 8.0** 45 22.5
 obese 30 3.9 12 2.1** 18 9.0
Sex of the parent
 female 773 88.2 574 91.8** 199 79.3
 male 103 11.8 51 8.2** 52 20.7
Parental education
 low 322 37.9 168 27.2** 154 66.4
 middle 346 40.8 284 46.0** 62 26.7
 high 181 21.3 165 26.7** 16 6.9

* p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01.

Kocken et al.

Kocken et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:867   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-867

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