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Table 2 Time spent on TV viewing, videogames playing, and computer using in the study population

From: Use of television, videogames, and computer among children and adolescents in Italy

  N %
Number of TVs in the home   
1 18 1.8
2 140 14.2
3 452 45.8
4 267 27.1
> 4 110 11.1
TV in the bedroom   
Yes 883 89.5
Parental control in viewing TV   
Yes 487 49.3
At least two hours per day of watching TV   
Yes 739 74.9
TV viewing (minutes per day) 170 ± 76 (26–386)*
TV viewing in the bedroom +   
Yes 464 52.5
Always eat lunch or dinner while watching TV   
Yes 576 58.4
Videogames playing   
Yes 588 59.6
Videogames playing (minutes per day) ++ 99 ± 65 (8–360)*
Parental control in playing videogames ++   
Yes 188 32
Playing videogames not with somebody else ++   
Yes 130 22.1
Computer using   
Yes 835 84.6
Number of computers in the home +++   
0 15 1.8
1 658 78.8
2 129 15.5
≥ 3 33 3.9
Computer in the bedroom +++   
Yes 512 61.3
Computer using (minutes per day) +++ 97 ± 65 (8–360)*
Parental control in computer using ++   
Yes 485 58.1
Using computer to play +++   
Yes 88 10.5
  1. * Mean±Standard deviation (range)
  2. + Only for those who have a TV in the bedroom
  3. ++ Only gamers
  4. +++ Only computer users