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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the parents that participated in the test-retest reliability and construct validity study

From: Test-retest reliability and construct validity of the ENERGY-parent questionnaire on parenting practices, energy balance-related behaviours and their potential behavioural determinants: the ENERGY-project

  Belgium Greece Hungary Netherlands Norway Spain
TEST-RETEST RELIABILITY STUDY*       
N in reliability study 70 56 50 52 39 49
Age, years (mean (sd)) 40.3 (4.1) 40.7 (6.0) 38.4 (5.0) 43.7 (5.6) 40.8 (4.5) 39.7 (4.4)
% male study participants 20 27 10 23 23 20
BMI, kg/m2 (mean (sd)) 24.2 (3.6) 25.0 (3.6) 24.8 (4.3) 25.2 (4.0) 25.0 (3.5) 25.4 (4.2)
Marital status (%)       
 Single 4 0 10 2 0 2
 Married/Living together with partner without being  married/having a partner but not living together 89 96 80 81 84 88
 Divorced/Separated 6 4 10 18 17 8
 Other 0 0 0 0 0 2
Level of education (%)       
 Less than 7 years 0 2 0 0 0 0
 7-9 years 3 9 2 8 3 12
 10-11 years 1 13 34 4 5 6
 12-13 years 23 36 26 15 31 16
 14 or more years 71 41 38 73 62 65
CONSTRUCT VALIDITY STUDY**       
N in validity study 20 20 20 20 20 9
Age, years (mean (sd)) 37.4 (4.5) 42.8 (5.3) 38.7 (4.3) 44.0 (7.6) 42.6 (5.1) 41.8 (5.2)
% male study participants 15 30 10 25 55 0
BMI, kg/m2 (mean (sd)) 24.5 (2.7) 24.5 (2.6) 24.5 (5.4) 24.5 (3.5) no data 22.1 (2.0)
Marital status (%)       
 Single 10 0 5 15 0 0
 Married/Living together with partner without being  married/having a partner but not living together 80 100 75 75 100 89
 Divorced/Separated 5 0 20 10 0 11
 Other 0 0 0 0 0 0
Level of education (%)       
 less than 7 years 0 0 0 0 0 0
 7-9 years 0 30 10 5 0 0
 10-11 years 0 35 15 5 0 0
 12-13 years 15 25 25 25 0 11
 14 or more years 80 10 50 65 100 89
  1. ** Missing data test-retest reliability study: level of education: n = 1 (Belgium: n = 1).
  2. * Missing data construct validity study: marital status: n = 5 (Belgium: n = 5); level of education: n = 5 (Belgium: n = 5).