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Table 1 Demographic information of Chinese school-aged children and their caregivers participating in the Chinese School-aged Children’s Eating Behavior Scale

From: Development and preliminary evaluation of Chinese School-aged Children’s Eating Behavior Scale

Group Sample 1 (n = 115) Sample 2 (n = 363) Sample 3 (n = 684)
n % n % n %
Gender       
Boy 62 53.9 202 55.6 354 51.8
Girl 53 46.1 161 44.4 330 48.2
Age (years)       
6–7 26 22.6 110 30.4 151 22.1
8–10 51 44.4 130 35.8 298 43.6
11–12 38 33.0 123 33.8 235 34.3
City       
Xi’an 115 100.0 363 100.0 281 41.1
Hanzhong 257 37.6
Yanan 146 21.3
BMI (kg/m2)       
Thinnera 9 7.8 35 9.7 60 8.8
Normalb 95 82.6 284 78.2 531 77.6
Overweight/ obesityc 11 9.6 44 12.1 93 13.6
Family structure       
Nuclear familyd 79 68.7 239 65.8 467 68.3
Stem familye 34 29.6 113 31.1 201 29.4
Single parent family 2 1.7 11 3.1 16 2.3
Place of residence       
Urban 83 72.2 201 55.4 370 54.1
Rural 32 27.8 162 44.6 314 45.9
Education of caregiver       
Junior high school or less 20 17.4 70 19.3 120 17.5
Senior high school 42 36.5 119 32.8 249 36.4
College or university or graduate 53 46.1 174 47.9 315 46.1
Family per capita monthly income (RMB, Yuan)       
 < 3000 19 16.5 35 9.6 110 16.1
3000 ~  56 48.7 111 30.6 330 48.2
 ≥ 5000 40 34.8 217 60.6 244 36.7
  1. aAge- and sex-specified BMI < 10th percentile
  2. bAge- and sex-specified BMI ≥ 10th percentile to < 85th percentile
  3. cAge- and sex-specified BMI ≥ 85th percentile
  4. dFather, mother, and child
  5. eFather, mother, grandparent, and child