Table 4

Logistic regression model of child weekday computer time (<1 h vs ≥1 h) predicted by parental computer time, parental attitudes and media equipment (n=733)*

OR95% CIp Value
Parental TV computer time ≥1 hour (ref <1 h)2.151.54 to 3.00<0.001
Number of SV items in house1.161.03 to 1.310.013
Number of SV items in child's bedroom1.141.00 to 1.310.049
SV is valuable family time1.150.95 to 1.390.159
SV keeps children entertained0.910.75 to 1.120.376
SV is relaxing for children1.050.85 to 1.290.651
SV helps to educate children1.050.84 to 1.310.644
  • *Models are all mutually adjusted for the variables listed above as well as parental education, parental age and number of children.

  • SV, screen-viewing.

  • p Values <0.05 are in bold.