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Table 1 Characteristics of focus group participants

From: Australian parents’ perceptions of factors that influence their children’s pork consumption: an exploratory qualitative study

Gender:  
 - Females 24 (77.4 %)
 - Males 7 (22.6 %)
Mean age of participants 42.5 ± 7.4 years
Highest level of education:  
 - Year 10 0 (0 %)
 - Year 12 2 (6.5 %)
 - TAFE or equivalent 5 (16.1 %)
 - University 23 (74.2 %)
 - Not stated 1 (3.2 %)
Number of children:  
 - One child 8 (25.8 %)
 - Two children 15 (48.4 %)
 - Three children 6 (19.4 %)
 - Four children 2 (6.5 %)
Main food purchaser:  
 - Yes 17 (54.8 %)
 - No 2 (6.5 %)
 - Shared with partner 12 (38.7 %)
Main food preparer:  
 - Yes 19 (61.3 %)
 - No 2 (6.5 %)
 - Shared with partner 10 (32.3 %)
Mean age of children (in selected age range only) 8.4 ± 4.7 years
Mean age of all children 9.3 ± 6.2 years