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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the analytic sample: Mean (SD) or %

From: The home electronic media environment and parental safety concerns: relationships with outdoor time after school and over the weekend among 9–11 year old children

  Total Sample (N = 462) Boys
(N = 208)
Girls
(N = 254)
Age 10.9 (0.5) 10.9 (0.4) 10.9 (0.5)
SES (Highest parental education)
 Low (GCSEs or less) 29.0 24.5 32.7
 High (A Levels/University Degree) 71.0 75.5 67.3
Outdoor Time (all categories)
 After school    
  0 h/day 21.4 16.4 25.6
  1 h/day 26.4 28.4 24.8
  2 h/day 26.4 28.4 24.8
  3 h/day 14.3 14.4 14.2
  4 h/day 7.4 8.7 6.3
  5 h/day 4.1 3,9 4.3
 Weekend
  0 h/day 4.1 2.9 5.1
  1 h/day 11.3 8.7 13.4
  2 h/day 22.7 24.0 21.7
  3 h/day 22.1 21.2 22.8
  4 h/day 20.4 23.1 18.1
  5 h/day 19.5 20.2 18.9
 Outdoor Time (using cut-offs)
  After school (>  1 h/d) 52.2 55.3 49.6
  Weekend (>  2 h/d) 61.9 64.4 59.8
 TV Viewing: School day / Weekend
  Low 54.1 / 28.6 54.3 / 33.2 53.9 / 24.8
  Medium 30.7 / 54.6 28.4 / 48.1 32.7 / 59.8
  High 15.2 / 16.9 17.3 / 18.8 13.4 / 15.4
 Computer use: School day / Weekend
  Low 22.9 / 13.6 16.4 / 10.1 28.4 / 16.5
  Medium 50.9 / 44.2 45.2 / 32.7 55.5 / 53.5
  High 26.2 / 42.2 38.5 / 57.2 16.1 / 29.9
 Media access
  Low (1 or no electronic devices) 13.0 14.9 11.4
  Average (2–4 electronic devices) 70.8 63.5 76.8
  High (5 or 6 electronic devices) 16.2 21.6 11.8
Crime-related safety concerns score 1.1 (0.6) 1.0 (0.6) 1.2 (0.7)
Traffic-related safety concerns score 1.3 (0.5) 1.4 (0.5) 1.3 (0.5)
  1. GCSEs General Certificate for Secondary Education, SES socioeconomic status, TV television
  2. School day TV viewing categories: Low = < 2 h/d; Medium = 2 h/d; High = ≥ 3 h/d. Weekend TV viewing categories: Low = < 2 h/d; Medium = 2–3 h/d; High = ≥ 4 h/d. School and Weekend Computer categories: Low = None; Medium = < 2 h/d; High = ≥ 2 h/d