Table 3

Parental beliefs about overweight prevention or management in their children and reported children’s behaviour per ethnic group (means and standard deviations (sd))
Total Dutch Turkish
Mean (sd) Mean (sd) Mean (sd)
Parental intention outdoor play (-2 = low; 2 = high) .62 (1.24) .76 (1.15)** .27 (1.36)
Parental intention snack intake (-2 = low; 2 = high) .98 (1.62) 1.12 (1.10)** .62 (1.24)
Child behaviour playing outdoors (0 = never; 35 = all days more than 3 hours) 16.05 (9.16) 16.14 (8.44)** 15.81 (10.85)
Child behaviour snack intake (0 = never; 21 = all days more than 4 portions) 7.54 (5.95) 7.16 (5.99)** 8.50 (5.77)
Belief that genetic factors cause overweight (-2 = not important; 2 = important) -.15 (.52) -.18 (.47)** -.07 (.63)

* p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01.

Kocken et al.

Kocken et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:867   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-867

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