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Table 3 Associations between parental concerns and the home environment of younger children (n = 450).

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

  Parental concern
  Regression coefficient (SE) 95% CI p
Home sedentary environment    
Parent values    
Parent cares about the amount of time they themselves spend watching TV (n, % cares a lot) 0.01 (0.03) -0.06-0.08 0.87
Parent modelling    
Parent watched TV, videos or DVD's with the child 0.01 (0.06) -0.11-0.13 0.86
Parent used computer or internet with the child -0.04 (0.05) -0.15-0.06 0.41
Parent played electronic games with the child 0.01 (0.04) -0.07-0.09 0.89
Parent ate dinner in front of TV with the child 0.01 (0.06) -0.11-0.13 0.87
Parent ate snacks with child while watching TV 0.03 (0.07) -0.10-0.17 0.61
Child eating while watching TV    
Child ate dinner in front of TV 0.18 (0.09) -0.002-0.35 0.05
Child ate snacks while watching TV 0.11 (0.08) -0.05-0.27 0.17
Parenting practices    
Parents are restrictive about sedentary behaviours 1.97 (0.27) 1.40-2.53 < 0.001
Parents offer sedentary behaviour as a reward for good behaviour 0.49 (0.17) 0.13-0.85 0.01
Home sedentary environment    
Three or more televisions in home -0.05 (0.03) -0.11-0.0001 0.05
Television in child's bedroom -0.05 (0.03) -0.12-0.01 0.09
Computer or e-game console in child's bedroom -0.03 (0.02) -0.07-0.01 0.15
Overall count of sedentary equipment -0.06 (0.06) -0.19-0.07 0.33
  1. Linear regression analyses adjusted for child gender, weight status, TV viewing (mins/day), maternal education and accounted for potential clustering by school (unit of recruitment) using the 'cluster' command. Bold text indicates significant associations.