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Table 2 Difference in home equipment access across income and education bands

From: Does home equipment contribute to socioeconomic gradients in Australian children’s physical activity, sedentary time and screen time?

  Household income Highest parental education
  <AUD50,000 Reference AUD50,000-89,999 AUD90,000-139,999 AUD140,000+ ≤ High School Reference Trade or diploma Bachelor degree Graduate/ Professional degree
  n = 86 n = 138 n = 109 n = 94 n = 79 n = 162 n = 105 n = 81
Active play equipment (% yes)
 Bike 84 93* 92 96* 91 93 92 89
 Basketball hoop 55 61 72 81* 57 69 69 69
 Active video game 76 79 83 86 80 88 77 74
 Sports equipment (e.g. ball, bat) 94 96 98 100 92 98 100 98
 Swimming pool 35 45 44 51 34 50* 44 42
 Skateboard, etc. 81 90* 88 90* 91 90 86 83
 Skipping rope 73 75 72 66 68 74 73 68
 Fixed play equipment 55 58 60 51 57 59 51 56
 Total active play equipment score Mean (SD) 5.5 (1.7) 6.0 (1.5) 6.1 (1.5) 6.2 (1.2)* 5.7 (1.6) 6.2 (1.4) 5.9 (1.4) 5.8 (1.8)
Sedentary electronic equipment (% yes)
 TV in bedroom 48 38 27* 16* 53 38* 17* 19*
 Computer in bedroom 12 20 19 14 18 15 16 19
 Video game in bedroom 14 20 14 11 23 19 10* 7*
 Own cell phone 26 25 15 16 29 23 14* 14*
 Own handheld video game 77 79 78 69 86 78 73 65*
 Own music device 71 80* 89* 87* 80 85 85 75*
 Total sedentary electronic equipment score Mean (SD) 2.5 (1.2) 2.6 (1.3) 2.4 (1.3) 2.1 (1.2) 2.9 (1.1) 2.6 (1.3)* 2.2 (1.2)* 2.0 (1.1)*
  1. *denotes significant difference (p < 0.05) from the reference category. All analyses are adjusted for child’s gender, number of siblings and number of parents