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Table 2 Measures of media use (N = 103)

From: A systematic review of media parenting in the context of childhood obesity research

Characteristic Number Percent
Media use measured   
 No 22 21 %
 Yesa 81 79 %
  Child use only 37 36 %
  Parent use only 7 7 %
  Both parent and child use 37 36 %
Method used to measure media use   
 Questionnaire 79 77 %
 Log/journal 1 1 %
 Video diary 0 0 %
 Other 1 1 %
Respondent reporting media use   
 Parent reported 55 53 %
 Child reported 5 5 %
 Both parent and child reported 20 19 %
Devices Measureda  
 Device-specific data are available 44 43 %
  TV 44 43 %
  Video games 21 20 %
  Computer 21 20 %
  DVD/video player 12 12 %
  Smartphone 3 3 %
  Laptop 1 1 %
  Tablet 0 0 %
 Device-specific data are not availableb 37 36 %
Other measures of child media exposurea   
 Media in the child’s bedroom 38 37 %
  TV 35 34 %
  Computer 16 16 %
  Video games 11 11 %
  DVD/video player 7 7 %
  Laptop 3 3 %
  Tablet 1 1 %
  Smartphone 1 1 %
 Screen use during mealtime 18 17 %
 Number of devices in home 17 17 %
 Passive media exposure 4 4 %
  1. aMore than one answer could be selected, therefore totals may not equal 100 %; bMultiple devices were measured in a single question (e.g., time per day watching TV/playing video games) resulting in no device-specific information