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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of 112 studies investigating parental factors and child and adolescent physical activity (n = 115 independent samples)

From: Parental correlates in child and adolescent physical activity: a meta-analysis

Characteristic Samples n (%)
Geographical location  
Asia 4 (3)
Australia & New Zealand 11 (10)
Canada 8 (7)
Europe 31 (27)
South America 2 (2)
United States 59 (51)
Study design  
Cross-sectional 94 (82)
Prospective 21 (18)
Physical activity measurement  
Objective 31 (27)
Self-report 84 (73)
Quality rating  
High 18 (16)
Moderate 84 (73)
Low 13 (11)
Developmental age  
Preschool (2–5.4 yrs) 14 (12)
Childhood (5.5-12.4 yrs) 54 (47)
Adolescence (12.5-19.0 yrs) 47 (41)