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Table 1 Energy balance-related behavior and descriptives (N = 2074)

From: Clustering of energy balance-related behaviors in 5-year-old children: Lifestyle patterns and their longitudinal association with weight status development in early childhood

Behavior Content mean sd
 Activity-related behavior  (minutes/week)    
Active means of transport Walking or cycling to school 45.9 54.6
School sports Sports at school, including physical education and swimming lessons as part of the curriculum 83.7 62.3
Sports at a club Sports at a sports club (e.g. swimming, soccer, ballet) 43.4 53.1
Playing outside Playing outside, excluding school recess 622.9 367.5
Watching television Television watching, including videos and DVDs 357.8 248.2
Computer use Using the computer, including using the internet and playing games on a regular or games computer 53.4 103.0
 Eating routines     
Meal frequency (per week) Total number of breakfasts, lunches and dinners consumed per week 20.8 0.7
Take-out meal frequency (per week) Total number of meals consumed from a take-out or at a restaurant per week 0.5 0.5
Snack frequency (per week) Total number of snacks consumed per week 22.4 10.2
Duration of meals (minutes) Average number of minutes a meal takes 30.6 7.7
Eating together (%) Percentage of meals consumed together with at least one other family member 90.6 11.1
Eating at the table (%) Percentage of meals consumed at the dinner table 89.8 15.4
Eating with television on (%) Percentage of meals consumed while television was on 11.1 17.7