Table 1 Descriptive statistics for study sample

From: Associations between mothers' perceptions of the cost of fruit and vegetables and children's diets: Will children pay the price?

Sociodemographic
 Child age: mean (s.d.), range 9.4 (2.2), 4.9–13.2
 Maternal education, n (%)  
Low (did not complete high school) 142 (26.0)
Medium (completed high school or equivalent) 262 (48.0)
High (university degree or higher) 142 (26.0)
 Household income, n (%)  
Low ($0–36 999) 150 (27.5)
Medium ($37 000–77 999) 235 (43.0)
High ($78 000+) 121 (22.2)
Undisclosed 40 (7.3)
Maternal perceptions of the costs of fruit and vegetables
 Cost of fruit is high, n (%)  
Agree 82 (15.0)
Disagree 464 (85.0)
 Cost of vegetables is high, n (%)  
Agree 44 (8.1)
Disagree 502 (91.9)
Child's food consumption
 Fruit intake (serves/week): mean (s.d.), range 14.6 (7.5), 0–42
 Vegetable intake (serves/week): mean (s.d.), range 15.0 (8.4), 0–42
 Chips/salty snacks, n (%)  
Up to once per week 312 (57.1)
More than once per week 234 (42.9)
 Chocolate/lollies, n (%)  
Up to once per week 279 (51.1)
More than once per week 267 (48.9)
 Cakes/doughnuts/sweet biscuits, n (%)  
Up to once per week 291 (53.3)
More than once per week 255 (46.5)
 Fast-food, n (%)  
Less than once per month 179 (32.8)
At least once per month 367 (67.2)