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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of demographic factors and key independent variables

From: Preschool children’s preferences for sedentary activity relates to parent’s restrictive rules around active outdoor play

Variable
Categorical variables n (%)
 Child gender
  Male 66 (52.0)
  Female 61 (48.0)
 Primary carer gender
  Male 7 (5.4)
  Female 122 (94.6)
 Primary carer agea
  20–29 17 (13.2)
  30–39 90 (69.0)
  40b 22(17.0)
 Ethnicitya
  Caucasian 113 (83.0)
  Other 20 (16.9)
 Marital statusa
  Married/defacto/living together 107 (82.9)
  Single/divorced/separated 22 (17.1)
 Education level of primary carera
  High school 28 (22.0)
  Technical or trade certificate/apprenticeship 17 (13.4)
  Tertiary education 82 (64.6)
 Incomea
  0 - $49,999Per annum 26 (21.3)
  $50,000 – $89,999 22.1 (24.6)
  $90,000–$129,999 27.9 (31.1)
  $130,000–$150,000b 20.6 (23.0)
 Continuous variables Mean (SD)
  Child age (months) 49.88 (5.42)
  PA preference (Pre-FPQ) 3.83 (1.63)
  PA knowledge (Pre-FPQ) 5.39 (2.03)
  PA preference (Parent questionnaire) 19.6 (3.02)
  Total hours child PA weekb 11.9 (8.1)
  Total hours child PA weekendb 7.41 (4.61)
  Total hours child screen-time weekb 6.04 (4.39)
  Total hours child screen-time weekendb 4.21 (2.82)
  1. aCategories were collapsed
  2. bparent reported