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Table 4 First Stage Parameter Estimates from the Tobit Equations: Males (t ratios in parentheses)a

From: Time use choices and healthy body weight: A multivariate analysis of data from the American Time use Survey

Independent Variables Primary Eating Time Secondary Eating Time Secondary Drinking Time Food Preparation Time Physical Activity Time Sleep Time Television/video Time
Intercept -1.59 (-.90) -10.16 (-1.93)* -30.00 (-2.04)** -9.72 (-3.29)** -19.45 (-1.66)* 49.95 (11.33)** 31.31 (4.97)**
Age 0.01 (.31) -0.06 (-1.24) -0.16 (-1.20) 0.07 (2.68)** .22 (2.06)** -0.18 (-4.51)** 0.09 (1.58)*
Married/Cohabitating 0.70 (3.85)** -0.29 (-.54) -0.73 (-.49) 0.89 (2.92)** 2.31 (1.89)* -0.75 (-1.67)* -1.21 (1.88)*
Education 0.23 (4.97)** 0.55 (3.94)** 1.68 (4.27)** 0.04 (.55) -.48 (-1.54) -0.62 (-5.42)** -.97 (-5.90)**
Black -2.04 (-9.80)** 0.56 (.92) -9.13 (-5.23)** 0.34 (.97) -4.67 (-3.26)** 0.72 (1.41) 1.68 (2.29)**
Hispanic 0.09 (.48) -4.12 (-6.77)** -16.61 (-9.40)** -0.58 (-1.74)* 3.49 (2.73)** 2.07 (4.26)** -.17 (.25)
Other -0.06 (-.22) -3.49 (-4.11)** -11.36 (-4.75)** 0.97 (2.08)** -.56 (-.29) 1.63 (2.36)** -0.60 (-.61)
Occupation with METs > 3.3 0.47 (3.04)** -2.64 (-5.63)** -4.80 (-3.65)** 1.09 (4.25)** 34.97 (36.12)** .12 (.33) -1.72 (-3.16)**
Fair/Poor Health -0.56 (-3.25)** -1.55 (-2.94)** -2.22 (-1.51) -0.05 (-.18) -4.57 (-3.97)** 1.42 (3.34)** 3.56 (5.87)**
Employed -0.28 (-1.66)* 0.45 (.90) 0.81 (.58) -1.37 (-4.95)** -6.29 (-5.74)** -3.37 (-8.11)** -7.69 (-12.98)**
Grocery Price Index 0.01 (1.80)* 0.02 (.92) -0.10 (-2.17)** 0.01 (1.36) -.01 (-.23) 0.02 (1.44) -0.03 (-1.58)
Weekend 0.56 (4.41)** 0.78 (2.12)** -.88 (.86) 0.49 (2.32)** 3.57 (4.33)** 6.61 (21.13)** 7.40 (16.56)**
Primary Grocery Shopper 0.17 (1.26) 0.51 (1.25) -0.05 (-.04) 0.78 (3.32)** .62 (.67) -0.71 (-2.06)** -1.39 (-2.83)**
Primary Meal Preparer -0.27 (-1.81)* -0.18 (-.40) -0.40 (-.32) 4.06 (16.07)** -.54 (-.54) 0.05 (.14) 0.51 (.94)
Summer -0.10 (-.73) -0.10 (-.25) 0.37 (.34) -0.36 (-1.60) 5.22 (6.07)** 0.58 (1.77)* -1.06 (-2.27)**
ATUS07 0.12 (1.01) 1.26 (3.63)** 4.46 (4.63)** 0.82 (4.11)** 1.64 (2.09)** 0.19 (.66) 0.65 (1.56)
Hourly Opportunity Cost of time 0.00 (.05) -0.08 (-1.38) -.24 (-1.51) 0.04 (1.18) .21 (1.67)* 0.14 (2.91)** -0.11 (-1.54)
Ln (Non-Wage Income) 0.50 (1.77)* 0.19 (.23) -1.99 (.85) -0.16 (-.33) -.17 (-.09) 1.64 (2.33)** 0.56 (.55)
Number of Kids < Age 6 0.15 (1.42) 0.27 (.87) -.32 (-.37) 1.14 (6.57)** 1.85 (.2.67)** -0.23 (-.88) -1.80 (-4.79)**
Number of Kids Age 6-17 -0.17 (-2.67)** 0.04 (.24) 1.02 (1.95* 0.59 (5.45)** .22 (.52) -0.58 (-3.61)** -1.24 (-5.39)**
  1. *p < .10, **p < .05
  2. a Time use is measured in 10 minute increments.