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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics and percentage (%) with an internalizing disorder among participants of the Children’s Lifestyle and School Performance Study, Nova Scotia, Canada

From: The importance of health behaviours in childhood for the development of internalizing disorders during adolescence

Variable Percentage Percentage with internalizing disorder
Physical activity without coach   P = 0.103
 Never 9.2 28.1
 1 to 3 times/week 34.0 23.7
  ≥ 4 times /week 56.8 23.4
Physical activity with coach   P = 0.003
 Never 37.5 26.5
 1 to 3 times/week 44.8 23.0
  ≥ 4 times /week 17.8 20.8
Use of computers or playing video games   P = 0.079
 Less than 1 h/day 42.7 22.1
 1–2 h/day 38.7 25.5
 3–4 h/day 12.3 25.4
  ≥ 5 h/day 6.3 23.1
Watching TV   P = 0.449
 Less than 1 h/day 14.6 25.8
 1–2 h/day 40.2 22.6
 3–4 h/day 29.2 24.7
  ≥ 5 h/day 16.0 24.5
Body weight status   P = 0.635
 Normal weight 67.2 24.9
 Overweight 23.0 24.4
 Obese 9.8 22.6
Household income   P < 0.001
  < $20,000 11.9 33.7
 $20,001–$40,000 22.6 26.2
 $40,001–$60,000 26.4 24.2
  > $60,000 39.1 19.9
Parental education   P = 0.027
 Secondary school or less 30.5 26.2
 College 37.6 23.9
 University or above 31.9 21.8
Residence   P = 0.004
 Rural 32.7 21.5
 Urban 67.3 25.3
Gender   P < 0.001
 Boys 49.2 19.9
 Girls 50.8 28.1
  1. All estimates were weighted to represent estimates for grade five students in Nova Scotia. The Chi-square test was used to obtain the P-values in the table