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Table 3 Descriptive characteristics of participants at baseline (time 0)

From: Feasibility trial evaluation of a physical activity and screen-viewing course for parents of 6 to 8 year-old children: Teamplay

  Intervention (n = 25) Control (n = 23)
     n (%)    n (%)
Gender of study child   
Female 8 (61.9) 11 (68.8)
Male 13 (38.1) 5 (31.3)
Parent relationship to child   
Mother 25 (100) 22 (95.7)
Father 0 (0) 1 (4.4)
Ethnicity   
White British 12 (48) 15 (65.2)
African 8 (32) 1 (4.3)
Indian 2 (8) 1 (4.3)
Caribbean 1 (4) 0
Any other White 0 4 (17.4)
Any other Asian 0 1 (4.3)
Any other ethnic group 1 (4) 0
Missing 1 (4) 1 (4.3)
IMD   
1st Quartile (lowest IMD) 4 (16) 8 (34.5)
2nd Quartile 8 (32) 4 (17.1)
3rd Quartile 5 (20) 7 (30.4)
4th Quartile (Highest IMD) 8 (32) 4 (17.1)
Employment (n = 21) (n = 19)
Not employed 9 (42.9) 10 (52.6)
1-11 (hours/week) 6 (28.6) 1 (5.3)
12-21 (hours/week) 3 (14.3) 2 (10.5)
21-36 (hours/week) 1 (4.8) 2 (10.5)
≥ 37 (hours/week) 2 (9.5) 4 (21.1)
Child screen-viewing   
Weekday   
<2 hours / day 16 (72.7) 13 (68.4)
≥2 hours / day 6 (27.3) 6 (31.6)
Weekend   
<2 hours / day 5 (23.8) 4 (21.1)
≥2 hours / day 16 (76.2) 15 (78.9)
Parent screen-viewing   
Weekday   
<2 hours / day 14 (66.7) 12 (63.2)
≥2 hours / day 7 (33.3) 7 (36.8)
Weekend   
<2 hours / day 8 (40.0) 8 (42.1)
≥2 hours / day 12 (60.0) 11 (57.9)
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Age of study child (n = 16) 6.6 (1.3) 8. (1.89)
Number of children 2.4 (0.9) 2.8 (1.1)
Mean IMD score 28.4 (16.4) 25.5 (17.7)
Parent physic al activity   
Weekday MVPA (mins / day) 56.63 (23.2) 56.14 (31.5)
Weekend MVPA (mins / day) 36.40 (15.5) 53.02 (44.3)
Child physical activity   
Weekday MVPA (mins / day) 57.29 (18.6) 57.427 (17.0)
Weekend MVPA (mins / day) 58.99 (28.7) 58.542 (41.1)