Table 2

Media presence in bedrooms shown as percentages, and computer use and TV viewing shown as means (hh:mm/day) and standard deviations (SD) (hh:mm) among Finnish schoolchildren in 2006 (n = 327–353)†
% or mean SD Difference between genders, p-values*
Girls (n = 163–181)†
Computer in bedroom yes % 28
Television in bedroom yes % 29
Boys (n = 161–172)†
Computer in bedroom yes % 57
Television in bedroom yes % 48
All (n = 327–353)†
Computer in bedroom yes % 43 ≤0.001
Television in bedroom yes % 39 ≤0.001
Girls (n = 178–181)†
Computer use (hh:mm/day) 0:49 0:52
Television viewing (hh:mm/day) 1:18 0:58
Boys (n = 169–172)†
Computer use (hh:mm/day) 1:11 1:02
Television viewing (hh:mm/day) 1:15 0:56
All (n = 348–353)†
Computer use (hh:mm/day) 0:59 0:58 ≤0.001
Television viewing (hh:mm/day) 1:17 0:57

† Range of respondents in the analyses.

*Chi-square test for media presence and independent samples t-test for computer use and TV viewing.

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Nuutinen et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:684   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-684

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