TABLE 2

Media Use Characteristics in Mean (SD) Minutes per Day

Total SampleNo Bedroom TelevisionBedroom Television
DaytimeEveningDaytimeEveningDaytimeEvening
Total58.8 (42.7)14.1 (17.4)56.4 (40.5)12.6 (15.6)81.6 (55.1)27.6 (26.1)
    Range0–2740–1240–2400–1110–2740–124
Format
    Television or video53.6 (40.3)12.9 (16.0)51.5 (38.4)11.7 (14.6)73.3 (51.6)24.2 (23.2)
    Computer2.6 (8.3)0.4 (2.3)2.5 (8.3)0.3 (1.9)3.1 (8.1)1.4 (4.5)
    Video game2.6 (9.9)0.8 (4.0)2.4 (9.6)0.6 (3.7)5.2 (12.7)2.0 (6.1)
Co-use
    Adult38.9 (39.7)11.2 (15.9)37.0 (37.3)10.2 (14.8)58.0 (55.0)20.8 (22.1)
    Another child12.7 (22.5)2.2 (6.3)12.0 (20.6)1.9 (5.3)18.3 (35.4)4.6 (11.8)
    Alone7.2 (13.7)0.7 (3.1)7.4 (13.9)0.5 (2.3)5.2 (10.6)2.2 (6.8)
Rating
    Not rated12.5 (18.8)3.2 (7.4)11.7 (18.2)2.9 (7.0)18.9 (23.3)6.3 (10.4)
    Young child37.4 (30.3)6.3 (10.2)36.4 (29.4)5.5 (9.2)46.9 (36.1)12.8 (15.2)
    Older child8.4 (14.4)3.9 (7.9)7.8 (13.8)3.6 (7.7)14.1 (18.4)6.2 (9.5)
    Teen or adult0.6 (3.4)0.7 (3.8)0.5 (2.6)0.6 (2.9)1.7 (7.3)2.3 (8.4)
Pacing
    Slow16.8 (20.8)2.3 (5.5)16.4 (19.8)2.1 (5.1)20.6 (28.7)3.9 (7.3)
    Medium21.5 (22.3)5.2 (9.7)20.7 (22.2)4.7 (8.9)28.6 (22.4)10.6 (14.3)
    High4.2 (9.0)0.9 (3.3)4.0 (8.8)0.8 (3.0)6.6 (11.2)2.2 (5.6)
Contenta
    Prosocial27.1 (26.4)3.9 (7.4)26.5 (25.7)3.5 (6.6)33.1 (31.4)7.8 (12.2)
    Educational21.9 (23.7)1.9 (4.9)21.6 (23.4)1.9 (4.9)25.1 (26.4)2.3 (4.2)
    Violent21.2 (26.9)7.8 (12.7)20.0 (26.1)7.0 (11.7)32.4 (32.1)15.7 (18.2)
    Scary18.5 (21.8)6.1 (10.3)17.7 (21.0)5.4 (9.0)25.9 (27.5)13.0 (17.0)
Violence frequency
    Isolated4.3 (8.9)1.7 (5.2)4.3 (9.0)1.5 (4.9)4.5 (7.9)3.4 (7.1)
    Episodic13.4 (19.7)5.2 (10.1)12.3 (18.4)4.8 (9.6)23.3 (28.2)9.4 (13.4)
    Central3.5 (9.3)1.0 (3.5)3.4 (9.4)0.7 (2.9)4.6 (9.1)3.0 (6.6)
Violence type
    Mild/slapstick8.7 (17.3)2.4 (5.7)8.0 (14.2)2.2 (5.5)15.7 (22.4)4.4 (7.1)
    Fantasy violence5.9 (11.0)2.0 (5.4)5.6 (11.0)1.8 (4.9)7.8 (11.3)4.3 (8.4)
    Sports violence5.1 (10.8)1.9 (10.8)5.1 (11.0)1.7 (5.6)4.8 (8.5)3.4 (7.1)
    Realistic1.6 (5.7)1.5 (5.4)1.3 (5.1)1.2 (5.0)4.2 (9.8)3.6 (8.6)
  • a Content categories are neither mutually exclusive nor comprehensive.