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Table 2 Characteristics of parents and their preschool-aged children in the Guelph Family Health Study Pilot 2

From: Mothers’ and fathers’ media parenting practices associated with young children’s screen-time: a cross-sectional study

Variable Children Families Mother Fathers
N = 62 N = 39 N = 39 N = 25
Total number of children in family, n (%)
 1   7 (17.94)   
 2   21 (53.85)   
 3 or more   11 (28.21)   
Sex, n (%)
 Male 35 (56.45)    25 (39.06)
 Female 27 (43.55)   39 (60.94)  
Age, y, Mean (SD) 3.65 (1.36)   36.80 (4.75) 38.76 (6.53)
Ethnicity, n (%)
 Caucasian 54 (87.1)   35 (89.74) 23 (92.00)
 Other 8 (12.9)   4 (10.26) 2 (8.00)
Screen Time, hours
 Weekday Mean (SD) 1.24 (0.75)   2.29 (1.26) 1.74 (0.83)
 Weekend Mean (SD) 1.88 (1.27)   2.24 (1.09) 2.20 (1.42)
Weight status, BMIa, Mean (SD) 0.66 (1.04)   27.94 (7.67) 27.41 (4.50)
Household Income, n (%) of families
 <$40,000   3 (7.69)   
 $40,000–$69,999   5 (12.82)   
 $70,000–$99,999   9 (23.08)   
 $1000 000–$149,999   12 (30.77)   
 >$150,000   9 (23.08)   
 Did not Answer   1 (2.56)   
  1. aBMI (N = 60) was used for adult weight status, four women were omitted d/t pregnancy; BMI z score (N = 60) was used for child weight status to account for age and sex, two children omitted as unable to obtain height measurement