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Table 2 Parents’ descriptions of their child’s weekday SV time compared to numerate levels reported in questionnaire

From: Examining the challenges posed to parents by the contemporary screen environments of children: a qualitative investigation

Descriptiona No. of parents Parent gender Child gender Daily minutes TV viewing Mean (SD) Daily minutes computer use Mean (SD) Daily minutes games console use Mean (SD)
Low 12 8 mothers 4 fathers 6 girls 6 boys 30.0 (22.2) 22.5 (13.6) 12.5 (15.4)
Low-medium 3 2 mothers 2 fathers 3 girls 1 boy 30.0 (0.0) 10.0 (17.3) 10.0 (17.3)
Medium 24 11 mothers 12 fathers 12 girls 11 boys 70.0 (45.7) 46.3 (37.5) 16.3 (26.5)
Medium-high 4 2 mothers 2 fathers 2 girls 2 boys 30.0 (0.0) 37.5 (75.0) 60.0 (73.5)
High 5 5 mothers 0 fathers 2 girls 3 boys 66.0 (53.7) 30.0 (36.7) 114.0 (100.4)
Could not categorise 3 3 mothers 1 girl 2 boys 60.0 (42.4) 15.0 (21.2) 15.0 (21.2)
  1. aParents responded to the interview question: ‘If you were to describe your child’s level of screen viewing as on weekdays as low, medium or high, which one would you pick?’