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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the sample

From: Sociodemographic characteristics associated with frequency and duration of eating family meals: a cross-sectional analysis

Age of parent in years; mean (SD) 37.7 (6.8)
Parent gender, n (%)
 Female 77 (90.6)
 Male 8 (9.4)
Child gender, n (%)
 Female 47 (55.3)
 Male 38 (44.7)
Child grade, n (%)
 3rd or 4th 48 (56.5)
 5th or 6th 37 (43.5)
Race/ethnicity, n (%)*
 Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Spanish 32 (37.6)
 Black 42 (49.4)
 White 22 (25.9)
 Asian 1 (1.2)
 Multi-racial/other 23 (27.1)
Born in the U.S., n (%)
 Yes 51 (60.0)
 No 34 (40.0)
Marital status, n (%)
 Married 28 (32.9)
 Living with partner, unmarried 15 (17.7)
 Single, never married 30 (35.3)
 Separated/divorced 12 (14.1)
Number of caretakers in household, n (%)
 Single-parent 26 (30.6)
 Multiple caretakers 59 (69.4)
Number of siblings in household, n (%)
 0 19 (22.3)
 1 26 (30.6)
 2 23 (27.1)
 3 or more 17 (20.0)
Education, n (%)
 No high school 9 (10.6)
 High school/GED 29 (34.1)
 Some college/2 year degree 30 (35.3)
 4 year degree 5 (5.9)
 Graduate degree 12 (14.1)
Household income in U.S. dollars, n (%)
 ≤14,999 27 (31.8)
 15,000–49,999 33 (38.8)
 ≥50,000 20 (23.5)
 Not reported 5 (5.9)
Number of meals per week; mean (SD)
 Total number 10.9 (3.8)
 Breakfast 3.5 (2.0)
 Lunch 2.0 (1.5)
 Dinner 5.7 (1.7)
Number of minutes per meal; mean (SD)
 Total for all meals (n = 85) 99.6 (66.3)
 Breakfast (n = 83) 33.9 (26.4)
 Lunch (n = 76) 44.5 (30.9)
 Dinner (n = 83) 50.5 (28.8)
  1. * Race/ethnicity does not sum to 100% as respondents were able to select multiple options