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Table 4 Associations between parental concerns and home environment among older children (n = 678).

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) -0.04-0.07) 0.63
Parent modelling    
Parent watched TV, videos or DVD's with the child -0.06 (0.06) -0.18-0.07 0.36
Parent used computer or internet with the child -0.02 (0.04) -0.11-0.08 0.72
Parent played electronic games with the child 0.03 (0.05) -0.07-0.14 0.50
Parent ate dinner in front of TV with the child 0.04 (0.06) -0.08-0.17 0.48
Parent ate snacks with child while watching TV 0.03 (0.05) -0.07-0.13 0.49
Child eating while watching TV    
Child ate dinner in front of TV 0.09 (0.06) -0.04-0.23 0.17
Child ate snacks while watching TV 0.06 (0.05) -0.05-0.18 0.27
Parenting practices    
Parents are restrictive about sedentary behaviours 2.29 (0.23) 1.78-2.79 < 0.001
Parents offer sedentary behaviour as a reward for good behaviour 0.67 (0.11) 0.43-0.91 < 0.001
Home sedentary environment    
Three or more televisions in home -0.05 (0.01) -0.08- -0.02 0.002
Television in child's bedroom 0.03 (0.03) -0.03-0.09 0.27
Computer or e-game console in child's bedroom -0.004 (0.01) -0.03-0.02 0.68
Overall count of sedentary equipment -0.16 (0.06) -0.28- -0.04 0.01
  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.