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Table 1 General characteristics of families participated in the study (n = 213)

From: Assessing parents’ self-efficacy to handle child obesity-related behaviors: validation of the Lifestyle Behavior Checklist in Iran

Variable Mean SD
Mother age (year) 33.76 5.49
Father age (year) 39.03 5.62
Child age (year) 6.46 0.65
  Number %
Child’s sex   
Girl 93 43.7
Boy 120 56.3
Child weight status   
Normal (> − 2 and <  + 1) 157 73.7
Overweight (+ 1 to <  + 2) 24 11.3
obese (+ 2 to <  + 3) 18 8.5
Severely obese(≥ + 3) 14 6.6
Mothers’ education   
Below high school diploma 53 24.9
High school diploma 100 46.9
Associate's degree 14 6.6
Bachelor of science 34 16
Master of science 12 5.6
Fathers’ education   
Below high school diploma 67 31.6
High school diploma 74 34.9
Associate's degree 21 9.9
Bachelor of science 35 16.5
Master of science 15 7.1
Mothers' job status   
Housewife 176 82.6
Employed 37 17.4
Fathers' job status   
Employee 78 36.8
Self-employed 127 59.9
Other 7 3.3
Family structure   
Both parents 205 96.2
Only mother 8 3.8