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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics (number; percentages; means and standard deviations) by gender

From: Weekday-weekend patterns of physical activity and screen time in parents and their pre-schoolers

  Parents Children
Mothers Fathers Daughters Sons
Number (%) of addressed respondents 234 (100 %) 181 (100 %) 141 (100 %) 155 (100 %)
Number (%) of participants who provided informed consent/were given pedometers 183 (78.21 %) 130 (71.82 %) 103 (73.05 %) 120 (77.42 %)
Number (%) of returned pedometers meeting validation criteria 166 (70.94 %) 112 (61.88 %) 88 (62.41 %) 106 (68.39 %)
Anthropometric variables of participants with valid pedometer data (n = 166) (n = 112) (n = 88) (n = 106)
 Age (years) 36.06 ± 4.28 38.71 ± 4.89 5.58 ± 0.84 5.63 ± 0.86
 Body height (cm) 167.65 ± 6.15 180.42 ± 6.83 116.28 ± 10.47 117.51 ± 7.64
 Body weight (kg) 67.91 ± 11.66 84.88 ± 12.19 20.52 ± 3.99 21.37 ± 3.83
 BMI (kg/m2) 24.18 ± 4.12 26.03 ± 3.26 15.22 ± 2.43 15.43 ± 1.81
 Overweighta,c 25.61 % 52.73 % 11.36 % 8.49 %
 Obesityb,d 10.98 % 10.00 % 9.09 % 9.43 %
  1. n number of participants; BMI body mass index
  2. aoverweight or bobesity in children represents a BMI from 85th to 97th or greater than 97th percentile of WHO growth charts [48, 49]; coverweight or dobesity in parents represents a BMI from 25 kg/m2 to 29.9 kg/m2 or greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 [50]