Table 2

Baseline characteristics of participating families and children

FFHUCTotal
Families, n (%)56 (48.7)59 (51.3)115
Parents/carers, n (%)64 (46.7)73 (53.3)137
Children, n (%)63 (49.2)65 (50.8)128
BMI z-score, mean (SD)2.69 (0.67)2.74 (0.70)2.71 (0.68)
Obese, n (%)51 (81.0)55 (84.6)106 (82.8)
Overweight, n (%)12 (19.0)10 (15.4)22 (17.2)
Families with ≥2 children in study, n (%)5 (8.9)6 (10.2)11 (9.6)
Gender—girls, n (%)36 (57.1)29 (44.6)65 (50.8)
Child age (years), mean (SD)9.46 (1.57)9.43 (1.61)9.44 (1.59)
Child weight (kg), mean (SD)52.45 (14.22)52.41 (14.31)52.43 (14.21)
Child BMI (kg/m2), mean (SD)25.79 (4.44)25.93 (4.32)25.86 (4.36)
Child ethnicity, n (%)
 White38 (60.3)41 (63.1)79 (61.7)
 Black4 (6.3)6 (9.2)10 (7.8)
 Asian13 (20.6)9 (13.8)22 (17.2)
 Chinese0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
 Mixed7 (11.1)9 (13.8)16 (12.5)
 Other1 (1.6)0 (0)1 (0.8)
 Parent/carer age (years), mean (SD)39.60 (5.86)40.59 (8.87)40.13 (7.60)
 Parent/carer BMI (kg/m2), mean (SD)31.88 (7.3)32.01 (8.15)31.95 (7.74)
Family type, n (%)
 Two parent family32 (57.1)28 (47.5)60 (52.2)
 Single parent (mother)20 (35.7)26 (44.1)46 (40.0)
 Single parent (father)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
 Step-family3 (5.4)4 (6.8)7 (6.1)
Other1 (1.8)1 (1.7)2 (1.7)
Socioeconomic status, n (%)
 Managerial/professional24 (42.9)15 (25.4)39 (33.9)
 Intermediate12 (21.4)7 (11.9)19 (16.5)
 Routine and manual13 (23.2)23 (39.0)36 (31.3)
 Never worked/unemployed7 (12.5)14 (23.7)21 (18.3)
Recruitment method, n (%)
 Active18 (41.7)25 (58.1)43 (37.4)
 Passive38 (52.8)34 (47.2)72 (62.6)
  • BMI, body mass index; FFH, Families for Health; UC, usual care.