TABLE 1

Descriptive Characteristics

Total Sample (N = 612)aTelevision in Bedroom (n = 59)No Television in Bedroom (n = 551)
Demographic characteristics
    Female gender, %453746
    Age, mean (SD), mo51 (8)50 (7)51 (8)
    Low-income household, %b186913
    Single-adult household, %b6254
SCBE scores, mean (SD)
    Externalizing14.3 (5.0)13.3 (5.0)14.4 (5.0)
    Internalizing11.6 (4.6)10.9 (3.9)11.7 (4.6)
    Social competence32.1 (6.0)30.6 (6.4)32.2 (5.9)
    Sleep scale, mean (SD)b6.4 (1.4)7.0 (1.7)6.4 (1.3)
Problems occurring 5 to 7 d/wk, %
    Any182917
    Sleep onset takes ≥20 min121911
    Wakes up more than once a night656
    Wakes with nightmares<12<1
    Daytime tirednessb281
    Takes a long time to become alert in the morning454
  • a Includes 2 families with missing bedroom television status.

  • b P < .05 for comparison between groups.