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Table 1 Parent and child characteristics from the sample population (n = 27)

From: Parents’ perceptions of their children’s physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic

Characteristic n (%)
Parent Gender
  Man 4 (14.8)
  Woman 23 (85.2)
Median Family Income (MFI)
  Low (< $70 000 CAD) 9 (33.3)
  Middle ($70 000 – $94 999 CAD) 6 (22.2)
  Upper/upper-middle (> $95 000 CAD) 10 (37.0)
Immigration Status
  Born in Canada 20 (74.1)
  ≥ 5 years 3 (11.1)
  < 5 years 3 (11.1)
Child Grade
  5 10 (37.0)
  6 7 (25.9)
  7 7 (25.9)
  8 2 (7.4)
Child Gender
  Boy 13 (48.2)
  Girl 12 (44.4)
Child Ethnicity
  White 13 (48.2)
  Black 2 (7.4)
  East or Southeast Asian 3 (11.1)
  Indigenous 1 (3.7)
  Latin, Central or South American 1 (3.7)
  Mixed 4 (14.8)
Child Physical Activitya
  Low (0–2 days) 6 (22.2)
  Moderate (3–5 days) 10 (37.0)
  High (6–7 days) 9 (33.3)
Child Schooling Model
  In-person learning 18 (66.7)
  Full remote learning   6 (22.2)
  Homeschooling 1 (3.7)
Data was collected from a survey disseminated to families with the interview consent form. a parents were asked, “over the past 7 days, on how many days was your child physically active for a total of at least 60 minutes per day?”. Some responses do not add up to 27 due to missing data