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Table 2 Mean (SD) scores for the maternal and paternal support variables and child behaviour

From: Maternal and paternal support for physical activity and healthy eating in preschool children: a cross-sectional study

  All children Boys Girls
Maternal support
Physical activitya 3.1 (0.1) 3.1 (0.1) 3.1 (0.1)
Fruit/vegetable consumptiona 4.0 (0.1) 4.0 (0.1) 4.0 (0.1)
Paternal support
Physical activitya 2.9 (0.1) 3.1 (0.1) 2.7 (0.1)
Fruit/vegetable consumptiona 3.3 (0.1) 3.4 (0.1) 3.2 (0.2)
Child behaviour
Daily physical activityb 11.8 (0.4) 11.7 (0.5) 11.8 (0.5)
Daily fruit/vegetable consumptionc 4.9 (0.1) 4.8 (0.2) 4.9 (0.2)
  1. There were no significant differences by child gender
  2. aScores ranged between 0–5
  3. bScores ranged between 0–24
  4. cScores ranged between 0–8