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Table 1 Characteristics of participants

From: Parents' willingness to pay for the prevention of childhood overweight and obesity

  Missing WTP Yes WTP No
  Values n = 710 n = 741
Parental characteristics    
Age (mother), m (sd) 440 38.4 (5.2) 38.9 (4.7)
Age (father), m (sd) 507 41.5 (5.8) 41.8 (5.6)
Maternal overweight, n (%) 130 230 (35.5) 183 (27.2)**
Paternal overweight, n (%) 257 363 (61.2) 370 (61.8)
Maternal obesity, n (%) 130 91 (14.1) 51 (7.6)***
Paternal obesity, n (%) 257 87 (14.7) 78 (13.0)
Maternal WHtR ≥ 0.05, n (%) 706 195 (53.0) 174 (45.2)
Paternal WHtR ≥ 0.05, n (%) 777 228 (67.5) 250 (73.5)
Considering overweight and obesity as a problem, n (%) 3 705 (99.3) 713 (96.6)***
Importance of being thin for being attractive (at least one parent), n (%) 22 432 (61.4) 382 (52.7)**
Consider child too corpulent (at least one parent), n (%) 6 92 (13,0) 47 (6,4)***
High level of maternal health awareness, n (%) 23 407 (58.7) 431 (59.4)
High level of paternal health awareness, n (%) 179 264 (42.0) 273 (42.5)
Smoking (mother), n (%) 29 146 (21.0) 135 (18.5)
Smoking (father), n (%) 158 188 (29.9) 183 (27.6)
Tertiary family education level, n (%) 36 243 (35.2) 225 (31.1)
Monthly household income 199   ***
< 2 250€, n (%)   140 (22.1) 200 (32.4)
2 250€ -<4 000€, n (%)   333 (52.5) 287 (46.4)
≥ 4 000€, n (%)   161 (25.4) 131 (21.2)
Single parent, n (%) 15 85 (12.1) 85 (11.6)
Child characteristics    
Intervention participant, n (%) 0 399 (56.2) 381 (51.7)*
Age, m (sd) 0 8.06 (0.64) 08.04 (0.63)
Boys, n (%) 0 348 (51.3) 380 (49.0)
Migration background, n (%) 128 209 (32.3) 163 (24.1)**
Overweight, n (%) 30 89 (12.8) 56 (7.7)**
Obesity, n (%) 30 34 (4.9) 21 (2.9)*
Central Obesity, n (%) 29 81 (11.7) 47 (6.5)**
m (mean), sd (standard deviation)    
  1. ***<0.001, **< 0.01, *< 0.05.