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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the interview sample of parents (N = 51) and their children

From: Parents’ perspectives of change in child physical activity & screen-viewing between Y1 (5-6) & Y4 (8-9) of primary school: implications for behaviour change

  Parents Children
  Mean (SD) % Mean (SD) %
Gender (% female)   60.8   51.0
Age (years) 41.2 (4.5) 9.0 (0.4)
Body mass index (kg/m2)a 25.8 (6.1) 0.01 (0.95)
Index of multiple deprivation 11.5 (9.7)
Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (mins/day) 48.1 (21.5) 58.3 (17.4)
Sedentary time (mins/day) 568.3 (149.3) 451.9 (103.6)
Ethnicity
 White British 94.1
 Other 5.9
Employment     
 Full-time 45.1
 Part-time 39.2
 Unemployed/full-time parent 15.7
  1. aBody mass index value for children is BMI z-score based on the British 1990 Growth Reference