Skip to main content

Table 1 Baseline demographic characteristics of the participants by Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment Research (COPTR) study, May 2012–June 2014

From: Baseline diet quality of predominantly minority children and adolescents from households characterized by low socioeconomic status in the Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment Research (COPTR) Consortium

  Prevention Sites Treatment Sites
NET-Works GROW IMPACT Stanford GOALS
Minneapolis, Minnesota (n = 534) Nashville, Tennessee (n = 602) Cleveland, Ohio (n = 359) East Palo Alto, California (n = 241)
Mean or % SD Mean or % SD Mean or % SD Mean or % SD
Index child
 Age (years) 3.4 0.7 4.3 0.9 11.6 0.6 9.5 1.4
Race/Ethnicity
 Non-Hispanic white 12.6   1.0   3.9   0.0  
 Non-Hispanic black 18.4   6.0   76.9   1.7  
 Hispanic 58.4   90.9   16.2   97.9  
 Multi-racial 8.4   1.0   2.2   0.0  
 Othera 2.2   1.2   0.8   0.4  
 Sex (% female) 50.9   52.0   57.9   55.6  
 BMI %tile 81.7 14.3 77.1 12.7 95.7 3.7 96.5 3.2
BMI statusb
 Upper normal weight 51.7   64.9   0.0   0.0  
 Overweight 25.7   33.9   32.8   24.1  
 Obese 22.7   1.2   67.2   75.9  
Total calories 1046.4 327.4 1194.3 384.6 1437.5 460.1 1194.0 405.2
Index parent
 Age (years) 31.9 6.4 32.1 6.0 37.6 8.1 36.7 6.9
 Sex (% female) 91.7   98.3   95.2   94.7  
BMI statusc
 Underweight 1.0   0.3   0.9   0.4  
 Normal weight 23.2   19.6   9.1   12.8  
 Overweight 30.6   39.0   17.2   31.3  
 Obese 45.2   41.0   72.8   55.5  
Education
 < High School 39.9   61.5   20.6   71.4  
 HS grad/equivalent 20.2   20.6   27.3   13.3  
 ≥ Some college/trade school 39.9   17.9   52.1   15.4  
 Marital status (% single) 31.3   17.0   66.7   14.1  
Employment status
 Full time 29.8   18.0   37.9   32.4  
 Part time 27.7   19.6   17.8   24.1  
 Not working for pay 42.5   62.4   44.3   43.6  
 SNAP % yes) 43.0   75.3   70.5   40.7  
  1. aOther race/ethnicities are Asian, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  2. bIndex child BMI status categories are upper normal weight (≥50th - <85th BMI percentile), overweight (≥85th - <95th BMI percentile) and obese (≥95th BMI percentile) [24, 25]
  3. cIndex parent BMI status categories are underweight (> 18.5 kg/m2), normal weight (≥18.5 - < 25.0 kg/m2), overweight (≥25.0 - < 30.0 kg/m2) and obese (≥30.0 kg/m2) [26]