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Table 2 Health behaviours as reported by children themselves and as reported by their parents

From: Agreement between parent and child report of physical activity, sedentary and dietary behaviours in 9-12-year-old children and associations with children’s weight status

  Children (%) Parents (%)
Health behaviours N = 1998 N = 1998
Breakfast consumption: daily 95.7% 97.3%
Family dinner
 5 days a school week 77.6% 85.2%
 3-4 days a school week 17.3% 13.3%
 0-2 days a school week 5.1% 1.7%
Outside play; frequency:   
 5 days a school week 48.7% 21.5%
 3-4 days a school week 37.2% 48.9%
 0-2 days a school week 14.0% 28.6%
Outside play; duration: >  1 h per day 48.2% 56.4%
Television viewing, frequency:
 5 days a school week 55.3% 70.9%
 3-4 days a school week 26.1% 16.5%
 0-2 days a school week 18.6% 12.6%
 Television viewing, duration: >  2 h a day 7.4% 7.9%
Means of transportation to school
 Cycling 76.4% 76.7%
 Walking 17.2% 18.1%
 Other (by car, bus) 6.5% 5.2%
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