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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample of parents and children nested in 605 families, N = 1837

From: Resemblance in accelerometer-assessed physical activity in families with children: the Lolland-Falster Health Study

  n (%) Mean ± SD
Parents, n = 902
 Gender
  Male 374 (41.5)  
  Female 528 (58.5)  
 Age (years)   42.9 ± 7.1
 Body mass index   26.9 ± 5.2
 Civil status, n = 708
  Married/cohabiting 652 (92.0)  
  Divorced/separated/single/widow(er) 56 (8.0)  
 Educational level, n = 713
  Medium or long higher education 290 (40.7)  
  Short higher education or vocational education 349 (48.9)  
  One or multiple shorter courses or no formal education 74 (10.4)  
 Occupation, n = 825
  Employed 710 (86.5)  
  Student 49 (5.7)  
  Out of work 66 (7.8)  
 Physical activity
  LPA (minutes/day)a   212.6 ± 56.0
  MVPA (minutes/day)b   25.5 ± 16.0
  VPA (minutes/day)c   5.5 ± 6.8
Children, n = 935
 Gender
  Boys 420 (45.0)  
  Girls 515 (55.0)  
 Age (years)   11 ± 4.5
 Physical activity
  LPA (minutes/day)a   197.5 ± 50.0
  MVPA (minutes/day)b   56.8 ± 34.0
  VPA (minutes/day)c   23.7 ± 19.8
  1. aLPA Light physical activity, bMVPA Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, cVPA Vigorous physical activity
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