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Table 1 Characteristics of children, parents and families in the study

From: Feeding of preschool children in Vietnam: a study of parents’ practices and associated factors

Variables Urban Rural
Mother’s age, years (mean) 28.1*** 25.5
Father’s age, years (mean) 32.0*** 29.2
Child’s BMI (mean and range) 15.9*** (7.2;27.6) 15.3 (9.0;35.9)
Mother’s BMI (mean and range) 21.5*** (16.1;47.4) 20.3 (15.1;37.5)
Father’s BMI (mean and range) 22.5*** (15.9;33.0) 21.1 (16.1;33.2)
Mothers with secondary school or less (%) 6.8*** 57.6
Mothers with high school education (%) 32.3*** 28.6
Mothers with education higher than high school (%) 60.9*** 13.8
Number of family assets (mean) 10.3*** 5.4
  1. ***Urban versus rural: p < 0.001