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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: Mothers’ and father’s perceptions of the risks and benefits of screen time and physical activity during early childhood: a qualitative study

Participant characteristics
Child age (years; mean (SD)) 3.7 (1.1)
Child sex (n (%))
 Boys 16 (57)
 Girls 12 (43)
Parent age (years; mean (SD))
 Fathers 40 (4)
 Mothers 36 (5)
Parent sex (n (%))
 Fathers 12 (43)
 Mothers 16 (57)
Marital status (n (%))
 Married 25 (89)
 Separated 3 (11)
Parental education (n (%))
 Year 12 or lower 1 (3.6)
 Trade 4 (14.3)
 Diploma 2 (7.1)
 Undergraduate degree 10 (35.7)
 Postgraduate 11 (39.3)
Geographic location (within Australia) (n (%))
 Victoria 18 (64)
 New South Wales 3 (11)
 Queensland 4 (14)
 Western Australia 2 (7)
 Australian Capital Territory 1 (4)
Child’s school status (n (%))
 Started school 5 (18)
 Not started school 23 (82)
Percent of time parent is primary carer (n (%))
  < 25% 12 (43)
  Fathers 6 (21)
  Mothers 0
 25–50% 3 (11)
  Fathers 3 (11)
  Mothers 0
 50–75% 7 (25)
  Fathers 3 (11)
  Mothers 4 (14)
  > 75% 12 (43)
  Fathers 0
  Mothers 12 (43)
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