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Table 1 Parent demographics and descriptive characteristics

From: Psychometric properties of instruments to measure parenting practices and children’s movement behaviors in low-income families from Brazil

Variables Parents
N (%)
Sex
 Female caregiver 71 (92)
Age (years)
 ≤24 11 (14)
 Between 25-35 43 (56)
 > 36 23 (30)
Marital status
 Single 17 (22)
 Married 19 (25)
 Living with partner 34 (44)
 Separated/divorced 6 (8)
 Widowed 1 (1)
Employment status
 Employed full-time 42 (55)
 Employed part-time 8 (10)
 Casually employed 13 (17)
 Unemployed or retired 14 (18)
Household incomea
 <= 1 wage 53 (69)
 Between 1 and 2 wage 20 (26)
 > 2 wage 4 (5)
Level of education
 No study 3 (4)
 Elementary school 42 (54)
 High school 19 (25)
 Tertiary education 10 (13)
 Post-graduation 3 (4)
Number of residents
 ≤ 4 51 (66)
 > 4 26 (34)
‘Bolsa família’ programmeb
 Yes 53 (69)
  1. a 1 wage was equivalent to R$997 monthly in Brazilian Real in 2019 (equivalent 190 USD)
  2. b government assistance program for low-income families