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Table 1 Descriptive statistics (N = 2034)a

From: How is adults’ screen time behaviour influencing their views on screen time restrictions for children? A cross-sectional study

  All Male Female p-value
Age (mean (SD)) 56.0 (13.7) 58.2 (13.7) 53.9 (13.3) 0.000
Sex (%) 100.0 47.7 52.3  
Parental status (%)     0.225
 Parent (child 0–12 years) 15.7 14.4 17.0  
 Parent (child ≥ 13 years) 65.8 67.5 64.1  
 Non-parent 18.5 18.1 18.9  
Education (%)     0.019
 High school 23.4 21.2 25.4  
 Trade certificate/Diploma 32.4 35.3 29.8  
 University degree 44.2 43.5 44.8  
Adult screen time behaviour     
 Work day     
  ≤ 2 h (%) 33.8 29.5 37.9 0.022
  > 2 h (%) 66.2 70.5 62.1  
 Minutes per day (mean (SD)) 181.9 (181.7) 188.6 (182.3) 175.1 (179.1) 0.287
 Non-work day     
  ≤ 2 h (%) 11.8 10.4 13.3 0.079
  > 2 h (%) 88.2 89.6 86.7  
 Minutes per day (mean (SD)) 336.45 (233.0) 345.8 (227.8) 329.4 (239.8) 0.166
Adult views on screen time restrictions for children (%)     
 School day     0.000
  ≤ 30 min 2.4 2.2 2.7  
  ≤ 1 h 16.9 13.9 19.9  
  ≤ 2 h 48.4 47.0 49.6  
  > 2 h 32.2 36.0 27.8  
 Weekend day     0.002
  ≤ 30 min 1.8 2.5 1.1  
  ≤ 1 h 9.2 8.5 9.4  
  ≤ 2 h 32.8 29.3 36.2  
  > 2 h 56.2 59.7 53.2  
  1. a2013 Australian Health and Social Science panel study, Rockhampton