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Erratum to: Parental influences on adolescents' physical activity and sedentary behavior: longitudinal findings from Project EAT-II

  • Katherine W Bauer1, 2, 3Email author,
  • Melissa C Nelson,
  • Kerri N Boutelle and
  • Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity20118:12

DOI: 10.1186/1479-5868-8-12

Received: 10 February 2011

Accepted: 21 February 2011

Published: 21 February 2011

The original article was published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:12

Since publication of our article [1], we observed an error in the coding of the moderate and vigorous physical activity (MVPA) variable. This error affects the mean level of MVPA in the sample, but does not significantly change any of the associations observed between parentalbehaviors and adolescents' physical activity. Please find below a description of the amendments. Sentence numbers are counted from the beginning of the section/subsection. Amended version of tables 1 and 2 are also presented here.
Table 1

Adolescent reports of parental influence variables at Time 1 and adolescent physical activity and sedentary behaviors at Time 2 by gender and cohort: Descriptive statistics

Hours of MVPA per week row should read:

Hours of MVPA per week

356

6.82 (.23)

749

6.43 (.16)

429

4.65 (.21)

936

3.86 (.14)

1.15

.24

Table 2

Adolescents physical activity at Time 2 by adolescent-reported parental factors at Time 1: 5-year longitudinal associations

  

na

Model 1b Adjusted Mean Hours of MVPA per Week by Level of Parental Factors

Model 1b

p for trend

Model 2c

p for trend

   

Not at all

A little

Somewhat

Very much

  

Maternal Encouragement to be Active

        
 

Younger Males

324

6.4

7.0

6.9

7.3

0.35

0.79

 

Older Males

731

5.1

5.7

6.1

7.3

< 0.01

< 0.01

 

Younger Females

395

3.6

4.0

4.5

5.2

0.02

0.06

 

Older Females

907

4.0

3.9

4.0

3.9

0.79

0.17

Mother Cares About Staying Fit

        
 

Younger Males

325

6.2

6.4

7.8

6.8

0.30

0.97

 

Older Males

732

6.1

5.9

6.9

6.4

0.42

0.77

 

Younger Females

396

3.6

4.6

4.5

5.2

0.06

0.55

 

Older Females

911

3.9

3.8

3.8

4.2

0.46

0.77

Paternal Encouragement to be Active

        
 

Younger Males

317

5.7

5.8

6.8

7.9

< 0.01

0.05

 

Older Males

708

5.4

5.6

6.9

7.0

< 0.01

< 0.01

 

Younger Females

361

4.2

4.6

4.8

5.1

0.23

0.68

 

Older Females

877

3.7

4.2

3.6

4.2

0.40

0.57

Father Cares About Staying Fit

        
 

Younger Males

317

4.9

6.3

7.4

7.6

< 0.01

0.19

 

Older Males

703

5.7

6.0

6.9

7.0

0.01

0.02

 

Younger Females

362

3.8

5.0

4.9

4.9

0.11

0.12

 

Older Females

876

3.6

4.1

4.0

4.1

0.24

0.51

In the "Results" section of the Abstract, the end of the first sentence should read as follows:

"after five years in young adult males (p for trend ≤ .02)."

In the same section, the next sentence should read:

"The positive relationship between maternal encouragement and MVPA approached significance among high-school aged females (p for trend = .06), and a positive relationship between parental encouragement and MVPA approached significance among high school-aged males (p for trend = .05).

In the "Results" section of the article, the second sentence should read:

"At Time 2, participants reported engaging in MVPA between 3.9 and 6.8 hours per

week and reported watching TV/video between 17.1 and 19.2 hours per week ..."

In the Physical activitysection of the Results:

The end of the second sentence should read:

"years later (p for trend ≤ .02)."

The middle of the third sentence should read:

" engaged in MVPA 2.2 more hours..."

The middle of the fourth sentence should read:

"participating in 5.1 hours of MVPA per week compared to 7.3 hours per week..."

The sixth sentence should read:

"among younger and older males (p for trend ≤ .01)"

and... "among older females (p for trend = .05)" should not be present.

The end of the seventh sentence should read:

"among older males remained (p for trend ≤ 02)"

The end of the eighth sentence should read:

"approached significance (p for trend = .05)."

Notes

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Division of Epidemiology & Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
(2)
Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, Department of Pediatrics University of Minnesota
(3)
Department of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, University of California San Diego

References

  1. Bauer KW, Nelson MC, Boutelle KN, Neumark-Sztainer D: Parental influences on adolescents' physical activity and sedentary behavior: longitudinal findings from Project EAT-II. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2008, 5: 12-10.1186/1479-5868-5-12.View ArticleGoogle Scholar

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