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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the interview sample of parents (N = 52) and their children

From: How parents perceive screen viewing in their 5–6 year old child within the context of their own screen viewing time: a mixed-methods study

  Parents Children
  Mean ± SDa N (%) Mean ± SD N (%)
Age (yrs) 37.84 ± 5.98 --- 6.16 ± 0.53 ---
BMI (kg/m2) or BMI z-scoreb 26.00 ± 5.45 --- 0.11 ± 1.02 ---
MVPA (min/day)c 48.08 ± 20.36 --- 66.67 ± 17.46 ---
Sedentary Time (min/day) 526.74 ± 69.7   369.47 ± 49.04  
Index of multiple deprivation score for household 12.7 ± 10.6 --- --- ---
Number of children in household:     
  1 --- 6 (11.5) --- ---
  2 --- 31 (59.6) --- ---
  ≥ 3 --- 15 (28.8) --- ---
Ethnicity     
 White British --- 45 (86.5) --- ---
 Other --- 7 (13.5) --- ---
Employment     
 Full-time --- 15 (28.8) --- ---
 Part-time --- 25 (48.1) --- ---
 Unemployed/Full-time parent --- 12 (23.1) --- ---
Parents in Household
  1 --- 5 (9.6) --- ---
  2 --- 46 (88.5) --- ---
  Not reported --- 1 (1.9) --- ---
Exceeded 2 h per day screen viewing threshold on weekdays --- 38 (73.1%) --- 18 (34.6%)
Exceeded 2 h per day screen viewing threshold on weekends --- 45 (86.5%) --- 38 (73.1%)
  1. a SD standard deviation
  2. b BMI Body mass index; value for children is BMI z-score
  3. c MVPA moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity