Table 1.

Characteristics of Children and Linked Parents in the Analytic Sample*

Characteristic% (of N)
BMI category
    Overweight (≥85th percentile and <95th percentile BMI-for-age)13.9
    Obese (≥95th percentile BMI-for-age)11.9
Parent gender
Parent BMI category
    Overweight (BMI, ≥25 kg/m2 and <30 kg/m2)35.3
    Obese (BMI, ≥30 kg/m2)32.8
Parent with prediabetes7.9
Mothers with history of gestational diabetes9.7
Parent likely eligible for diabetes prevention programming9.5
  • * Children ages 12 through 17 without missing BMI data, linked to parents who were sample adults, above the age of 18, and did not report a history of diabetes and were not missing BMI data; N = 13,633,334 weighted children and linked parents.

  • N = 8,399,465 weighted female parents.

  • Based on meeting BMI criteria and having a diagnosis of prediabetes or history of gestational diabetes.

  • BMI, body mass index.