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Table 2 Distribution of M (SD) of Parent behavioral style scores and sedentary behaviors of children/adolescents

From: Unrestricted prevalence of sedentary behaviors from early childhood

 AllBoyGirlP
N = 480N = 267 (55.62)N = 213 (44.37) 
Parent behavioral style
 Setting regulations Watching TV
  M(SD)4.25 (0.88)4.09 (0.89)4.14 (0.94)0.322b
 Playing computer and video games
  M(SD)4.20 (0.88)4.04 (0.934)4.03 (0.99)0.096b
 Communicating electronic media/EMC
  M(SD)4.22 (0.95)4.03 (1.00)4.01 (1.16)0.042b
 Threat/punishment Watching TV
  M(SD)2.58 (1.29)2.34 (1.14)2.53 (1.29)0.001b
 Playing computer and video games
  M(SD)2.68 (1.29)2.47 (1.27)2.53 (1.31)0.391b
 Communicating electronic media/EMC
  M(SD)2.68 (1.33)2.51 (1.28)2.55 (1.31)0.453b
 Logical style
  M(SD)4.20 (0.93)4.09 (0.96)4.21 (0.94)0.967b
 Playing computer and video games
  M(SD)4.20 (0.96)4.04 (0.96)4.20 (0.97)0.969b
 Communicating electronic media/EMC
  M(SD)4.17 (0.97)4.09 (0.98)4.21 (0.94)0.983b
Parent knowledge recommended time
  <  2 year old   < 0.001a
  Know233 (48.5)138 (51.7)95 (44.6) 
 2–4 year old   < 0.001a
  Know291 (60.6)168 (62.9)123 (57.7) 
 5 and above   0.015a
  Know308 (64.2)184 (68.9)124 (58.2) 
  1. P P-value, a P-value based on chi- square, b P-value based on independent t-test, M(SD) Mean(Standard Deviation), TV watching Television watching, EMC Electronic media communication
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