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Table 1 Description of the home sedentary environment of younger and older children

From: Are parental concerns for child TV viewing associated with child TV viewing and the home sedentary environment?

  Young children (n = 450) Older children (n = 678) p-value
Home environment (mean (SD))    
Parent values (range: 1-4)    
Parent cares about the amount of time they themselves spend watching TV 2.30 (0.58) 2.28 (0.59) 0.62
Parent modelling (range 1-6)    
Parent watched TV, videos or DVD's with the child 3.27 (1.13) 3.65 (1.36) < 0.001
Parent used computer or internet with the child 2.27 (1.18) 2.30 (1.19) 0.71
Parent played electronic games with the child 1.60 (1.01) 1.50 (0.94) 0.11
Parent ate dinner in front of TV with the child 2.19 (1.62) 2.44 (1.70) 0.01
Parent ate snacks with child while watching TV 2.07 (1.23) 2.20 (1.27) 0.07
Child eating while watching TV (range 1-6)    
Child ate dinner in front of TV 2.43 (1.76) 2.66 (1.73) 0.04
Child ate snacks while watching TV 3.40 (1.57) 3.52 (1.58) 0.19
Parenting practices    
Parents are restrictive about sedentary behaviours (range: 6-30) 23.4 (5.80) 23.1 (5.77) 0.37
Parents offer sedentary behaviour as a reward (range: 2-10) 4.37 (2.60) 3.85 (2.43) 0.001
Home sedentary environment    
Three or more televisions in home (% yes) 38.5 55.3 < 0.001
Television in child's bedroom (% yes) 14.0 28.3 < 0.001
Computer or e-game console in child's bedroom (% yes) 14.5 29.1 < 0.001
Overall count of sedentary equipment (range: 1-10) 5.5 (1.56) 6.38 (1.53) < 0.001
  1. Pearson's X2 test of significance for categorical variables (three of more televisions in home, television in child's bedroom and computer or e-game console in child's bedroom); Independent t-tests for continuous variables