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Table 2 Characteristics of participants, aged 2–5 years, from NHANES 1999–2002 by daily television/video viewing exposure.*

From: Television viewing, computer use, obesity, and adiposity in US preschool children

  ≤ 2 hours > 2 hours
Gender   
   Male 68.2 +/- 3.0 31.8 +/- 3.0
   Female 70.2 +/-2.1 29.8 +/-2.1
Age†   
   2 years 77.1+/- 2.0 22.9 +/- 2.0
   3 years 68.2 +/- 3.1 31.8 +/- 3.1
   4 years 62.0 +/- 2.8 38.0 +/- 2.8
   5 years 68.9 +/- 3.3 31.1 +/- 3.3
Race/ethnicity‡   
   Non-Latino White 71.9 +/- 2.4 28.1 +/- 2.4
   Non-Latino Black 58.4 +/- 3.2 41.6 +/- 3.2
   Mexican-American 72.5 +/- 2.1 27.5 +/- 2.1
   Other 64.6 +/- 5.3 35.4 +/- 5.3
Poverty Income Ratio§   
   0 < 2 63.3 +/- 2.9 36.8 +/- 2.9
   ≥ 2 < 4 75.7 +/- 2.5 24.3 +/- 2.5
   ≥ 4 75.0 +/- 4.8 25.0 +/- 4.8
  1. * Estimated percentages +/- standard errors are given. n = 1796, subjects with missing data were excluded.
  2. † P = 0.0003 for the Pearson chi-squared statistic
  3. ‡ P = 0.002 for the Pearson chi-squared statistic
  4. §P = 0.013 for the Pearson chi-squared statistic