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Table 1 Sample Characteristics (N=1,545)

From: Time with friends and physical activity as mechanisms linking obesity and television viewing among youth

Variables Mean (SD) or %
Child Age, years 13.81 (2.55)
Boys 49 %
Child Race  
Non-Hispanic White 46 %
Non-Hispanic Black 43 %
Hispanic or Latino 7 %
Other (Asian, Pacific islander, Native American, Other Race) 4 %
Family Income $ 68,149 (93,867)
Income-to-Needs Ratio 3.80 (5.34)
Parental Education, years 12.90 (2.62)
Child Weight Status  
Child Normal Weight 62 %
Child Overweight 16.1 %
Child Obese 21.9 %
Time Spent with Friends, hours per week 1.88 (2.19)
Moderate-to-Vigorous Activity, hours per week .75 (1.05)
Total TV Viewing, hours per week 2.62 (1.83)
Television Viewing with Friends, hours per week .28 (.69)
Television Viewing without Friends, hours per week 2.32 (1.77)