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Table 1 Descriptive Statistics on Demographics and Health Behaviors Among Preschool-Aged Children in British Columbia, Canada

From: Screen time and developmental health: results from an early childhood study in Canada

  Variables Total sample
N (%)
Explanatory Variables on the CHEQ  
Screen time > 1 h 1183 (39.7%)
  ≤ 1 h 1734 (58.1%)
  Missing 66 (2.2%)
Sex Male 1558 (52.2%)
  Female 1425 (47.8%)
Ethnicity European origins 1602 (53.7%)
  Non-Euro. originsa 1048 (35.1%)
  Missing 333 (11.2%)
Annual family income < $75,000 826 (27.7%)
  ≥ $75,000 1640 (55.0%)
  Missing 517 (17.3%)
Population Centre Urban 1596 (53.5%)
  Small to medium 1387 (46.5%)
Physical activity Nonparticipant 526 (17.6%)
  Participant 2416 (81.0%)
  Missing 41 (1.4%)
Duration of sleep < 10 h 303 (10.2%)
  ≥ 10 h 2616 (87.7%)
  Missing 64 (2.1%)
Dependent Variables on the EDI  
Physical health and wellbeing Not vulnerable 2521 (84.5%)
  Vulnerable 319 (10.7%)
  Missing 143 (4.8%)
Social competence Not vulnerable 2460 (82.5%)
  Vulnerable 377 (12.6%)
  Missing 146 (4.9%)
Emotional maturity Not vulnerable 2408 (80.7%)
  Vulnerable 427 (14.3%)
  Missing 148 (5.0%)
Language and cognitive development Not vulnerable 2580 (86.5%)
  Vulnerable 244 (8.2%)
  Missing 159 (5.3%)
Communication skills Not vulnerable 2544 (85.3%)
  Vulnerable 295 (9.9%)
  Missing 144 (4.8%)
  1. Note. N = 2983. a Non- European origins include families with Indigenous, East Asian, South East Asian, South Asian, Latin America, Middle East, African background