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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: The influence of neighbourhood green space on children’s physical activity and screen time: findings from the longitudinal study of Australian children

  Wave 1 Wave 2 Wave 3 Wave 4 Wave 5
  Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls
Sample, n (%) 2537 (50.9 %) 2446 (49.1 %) 2277 (51.0 %) 2187 (49.0 %) 2212 (51.1 %) 2119 (48.9 %) 2133 (51.2 %) 2036 (48.8 %) 2021 (51.1 %) 1935 (48.9 %)
Age, Mean (SD) 4.2 (0.4) 4.2 (0.4) 6.3 (0.5) 6.3 (0.5) 8.3 (0.4) 8.3 (0.4) 10.3 (0.5) 10.3 (0.5) 12.4 (0.5) 12.4 (0.5)
Green Space, Mean % (SD) 19.0 (16.5) 19.1 (16.4) 19.0 (16.8) 19.1 (16.2) 19.4 (16.9) 19.1 (16.5) 19.4 (16.9) 19.0 (16.7) 19.5 (17.0) 19.2 (16.8)
Weekly Family Income (In Thousands), Mean $ (SD) 1.5 (2.6) 1.6 (2.4) 1.8 (1.2) 1.8 (1.2) 2.1 (1.5) 2.1 (1.5) 2.2 (2.0) 2.3 (2.1) 2.6 (2.0) 2.5 (1.7)
Maternal Education, Mean Years (SD) 14.4 (2.6) 14.4 (2.7) 14.6 (2.5) 14.6 (2.7) 14.8 (2.5) 14.7 (2.6) 14.9 (2.5) 14.9 (2.6) 15.0 (2.5) 15.0 (2.6)
Child Indigenous Status, n (%) 91 (3.6 %) 96 (3.9 %) 74 (3.3 %) 79 (3.6 %) 59 (2.7 %) 65 (3.1 %) 56 (2.6 %) 62 (3.1 %) 57 (2.8 %) 56 (2.9 %)
Child Speaks Language Other Than English, n (%) 318 (12.5 %) 306 (12.5 %) 268 (11.8 %) 249 (11.4 %) 246 (11.1 %) 220 (10.4 %) 224 (10.5 %) 218 (10.7 %) 168 (8.3) 159 (8.2 %)
Impartial or Does Not Enjoy Physical Activity, n (%) 169 (6.7 %) 165 (6.8 %) . . . . 132 (6.3 %) 146 (7.3 %) 160 (8.2 %) 227 (12.0 %)
Chooses active activities during free time, n (%) 845 (33.4 %) 600 (24.6 %) 838 (36.8 %) 399 (18.3 %) 698 (31.6 %) 488 (23.1 %) . . 429 (21.5 %) 233 (12.2 %)
Weekday TV, Mean Minutes (SD) . . 99.0 (66.2) 94.7 (63.7) 103.8 (78.7) 99.1 (74.4) 111.6 (77.0) 105.4 (73.6) 122.2 (90.5) 118.5 (84.3)
Weekend TV, Mean Minutes (SD) . . 148.0 (89.4) 140.98 (83.8) 158.5 (93.7) 156.2 (90.4) 175.5 (95.7) 178.0 (92.6) 188.5 (99.9) 192.4 (97.9)
TUD Weekday Physical Activity, Mean Minutes (SD) 66.1 (77.0) 59.1 (72.1) 83.0 (81.5) 74.2 (83.6) 84.7 (91.0) 76.0 (90.4) 142.3 (102.2) 125.9 (95.6) 116.8 (98.9) 84.9 (88.7)
Meets Physical Activity Guidelines Weekday, n (%) 684 (41.6 %) 597 (38.0 %) 833 (58.8 %) 655 (47.4 %) 696 (54.3 %) 587 (47.1 %) 976 (79.3 %) 881 (73.0 %) 901 (67.3 %) 675 (50.6 %)
TUD Weekend Physical Activity, Mean Minutes (SD) 98.4 (100.8) 91.1 (94.9) 173.8 (121.6) 147.9 (115.6) 159.4 (129.4) 137.0 (122.6) 144.6 (115.0) 130.1 (117.7) 136.7 (120.4) 98.7 (105.6)
Meets Physical Activity Guidelines Weekend, n (%) 925 (57.2 %) 815 (54.9 %) 1286 (82.0 %) 1097 (77.8 %) 1028 (77.1 %) 868 (69.9 %) 255 (73.1 %) 188 (66.0 %) 240 (68.8 %) 180 (55.4 %)
TUD – Weekday Screen Time, Mean Minutes (SD) 66.1 (77.0) 59.1 (72.1) 83.0 (81.5) 74.2 (83.6) 84.7 (91.0) 76.0 (90.4) 142.3 (102.2) 125.9 (95.6) 116.8 (98.9) 84.9 (88.7)
Meets Screen Time Guidelines Weekday, n (%) 816 (49.3 %) 925 (58.0 %) 1090 (70.1 %) 1142 (78.3 %) 818 (61.5 %) 883 (68.3 %) 439 (35.2 %) 564 (46.4 %) 509 (37.8 %) 513 (37.9 %)
TUD – Weekend Screen Time, Mean Minutes (SD) 98.4 (100.8) 91.1 (94.9) 173.8 (121.6) 147.9 (115.6) 159.4 (129.4) 137.0 (122.6) 144.6 (115.0) 130.1 (117.7) 136.7 (120.4) 98.7 (105.6)
Meets Screen Time Guidelines Weekend, n (%) 674 (41.6 %) 747 (49.7 %) 590 (38.7 %) 673 (47.9 %) 394 (29.6 %) 456 (36.5 %) 48 (13.6 %) 61 (21.4 %) 103 (29.2 %) 86 (25.5 %)
  1. Note: n number of participants, SD standard deviation, % proportion of participants with data, · data not available at waves