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Table 2 Sample Characteristics, n = 214

From: Associations between the neighbourhood social environment and preschool children’s physical activity and screen time

Characteristic % Mean (SD) Range
Child Age   3.8 (1)  
Child Gender
 Male 57.7%   
 Female 42.3%   
Attending childcarea 77.1%   
Parent Age   35.6 (4.1)  
Parent Relationship to Child
 Mother 99.5%   
 Father 0.5%   
Socioeconomic Statusb
 Highly Advantaged 29.9%   
 Advantaged 26.0%   
 Average 14.0%   
 Disadvantaged 19.2%   
 Highly Disadvantaged 11.2%   
PAd (minutes/day)   257.6 (103.0)  
MVPA (minutes/day)   124.1 (73.1)  
ST (minutes/day)   98.1 (65.5)  
Children Meeting Guidelines
 Total PA (≥ 180 min/day) 82.7%   
 MVPA (≥ 60 min/day) 87.9%   
 Total PA including MVPA 78.0%   
 ST (≤ 60 min/day) 42.5%   
 PA, MVPA & ST 34.6%   
Social Cohesion   3.6 (0.7) 1—5
Social Interaction   3.0 (0.9) 1 – 4
Sense of Community   3.5 (0.6) 1 – 5
Social Norms   3.3 (0.6) 1 – 5
Neighbourhood Crime   2.2 (0.9) 1—5
  1. achild attended long day care or family day care for at least one day per week
  2. bcalculated using postcode data