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Table 1 Social and general characteristics of the participants

From: Reliability and validity of psychosocial and environmental correlates measures of physical activity and screen-based behaviors among Chinese children in Hong Kong

  Boys (n = 143) Girls (n = 160) All (n = 303)
Age (yr) (mean ± SD) 11.0 ± 0.8 11.1 ± 0.9 11.1 ± 0.9
Siblings (%)    
   0 30.0 25.0 27.3
   1 54.3 56.3 55.3
   ≥2 15.7 18.7 17.4
Responding parent (% mother) 76.0 65.4 71.1
Age of responding parent (yr) (mean ± SD) 42.9 ± 5.4 41.6 ± 6.0 42.2 ± 5.7
Employment (% no employment)    
   Fathers 6.0 10.6 8.4
   Mothers 48.4 50.7 49.6
Parental education* (%)    
   Lower secondary or less 40.4 41.6 40.9
   Completed secondary 40.3 39.3 39.8
   Tertiary 19.3 19.1 19.3
Marital Status (%)    
   Married 92.1 91.1 91.5
   Widowed 0.8 2.1 1.5
   Divorced/Separated 5.6 6.8 6.3
   Unmarried 1.6 0.0 0.7
MVPA (mins/d) (mean ± SD) 72.1 ± 50.8 75.9 ± 52.7 74.1 ± 51.7
Screen time (mins/d) (mean ± SD) 135.1 ± 117.2 136.5 ± 125.5 135.9 ± 121.4
  1. *The highest education level for either the father or the mother
  2. MVPA: moderate-to-vigorous physical activity