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Table 2 Screen viewing levels in children and parents

From: Cross-sectional associations between the screen-time of parents and young children: differences by parent and child gender and day of the week

  Weekday
  Male Female
  <2 hrs 2 hrs or more <2 hrs 2 hrs or more p
  n % n % n % n %  
Parent TV 342 69.4 151 30.6 556 70.1 237 29.9 0.778
Child TV 459 88.3 61 11.7 431 91.7 39 8.3 0.073
  ≤30 mins 31 mins or more ≤30 mins 31 mins or more  
  n % n % n % n %  
Parent PC 167 33.9 325 66.1 326 41.2 466 58.8 0.010
  Not used Some use Not used Some use  
  n % n % n % n %  
Child PC 200 38.5 319 61.5 182 39.0 285 61.0 0.888
Child games console 243 46.9 275 53.1 310 66.2 158 33.8 <0.001
  Not used Some use Not used Some use  
  n % n % n % n %  
Parent smart phone 145 29.5 346 70.5 312 39.4 480 60.6 <0.001
  Weekend day
  Male Female
  <2 hrs 2 hrs or more <2 hrs 2 hrs or more p
  n % n % n % n %  
Parent TV 212 43.1 280 56.9 376 47.5 416 52.5 0.125
Child TV 285 54.8 235 45.2 269 57.6 198 42.4 0.377
  ≤30 mins 31 mins or more ≤30 mins 31 mins or more  
  n % n % n % n %  
Parent PC 114 23.2 377 76.8 81 10.2 711 89.8 <0.001
  Not used Some use Not used Some use  
  n % n % n % n %  
Child PC 132 25.5 386 74.5 117 25.0 351 75.0 0.862
Child games console 157 30.4 360 69.3 243 51.8 226 48.2 <0.001
  Not used Some use Not used Some use  
  n % n % n % n %  
Parent smart phone 143 29.1 348 70.9 314 39.6 479 60.4 <0.001