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Table 1 Clinical and Demographic Information about the parent participants and their children

From: Parental experiences with their child’s eating disorder treatment journey

Demographics and Clinical Presentation Sample Characteristics
Parent and child relationship Parent 1: Father of a 12-year-old boy
Parent 2: Mother of an 18-year-old girl
Parent 3: Mother of an 11-year-old boy
Parent 4: Mother of a 16-year-old girl
Parent 5: Mother of a 14-year-old girl
Parent 6: Father of a 14-year-old boy
Parent 7: Father of a 17-year-old girl
Parent 8: Mother of a 14-year-old girl
Parent 9: Father of an 11-year-old boy
Parent 10: Mother of a 15-year old girl
Initial treatment of child Outpatient services: n = 2
Day treatment: n = 4
Inpatient: n = 4
Treatments accessed at BC Children’s Hospital Eating Disorders Program Outpatient + day treatment: n = 3
Outpatient + inpatient: n = 3
Day treatment + inpatient: n = 2
Inpatient: n = 2
Parents/caregivers living with child Both parents: n = 7
1 parent and partner/step-parent: n = 2
Mother: n = 1
Age of child (at time of interview)
Age of parent
M = 14.64 years (SD = 2.49)
M = 44.8 years (SD = 5.07)+
% median Body Mass Index (mBMI)
Start of treatment
End of treatment
M = 84.94 (SD = 9.06)
M = 96.67 (SD = 11.45)
Duration of tertiary-level treatment M = 27.31 months (SD = 18.99)
Range = 7.83–67.25 months
  1. + Parent age was available for only 5 of the 10 parent participants, as only some parents participated in the larger prospective study and completed measures including a demographic questionnaire