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Parental influences on adolescents' physical activity and sedentary behavior: longitudinal findings from Project EAT-II

Katherine W Bauer123*, Melissa C Nelson, Kerri N Boutelle and Dianne Neumark-Sztainer

Author Affiliations

1 Division of Epidemiology & Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

2 Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, Department of Pediatrics University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

3 Department of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California, USA

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International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2011, 8:12  doi:10.1186/1479-5868-8-12


The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at: http://www.ijbnpa.org/content/8/1/12


Received:10 February 2011
Accepted:21 February 2011
Published:21 February 2011

© 2011 Bauer et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Correction

Since publication of our article [1], we observed an error in the coding of the moderate and vigorous physical activity (MVPA) variable. This error affects the mean level of MVPA in the sample, but does not significantly change any of the associations observed between parentalbehaviors and adolescents' physical activity. Please find below a description of the amendments. Sentence numbers are counted from the beginning of the section/subsection. Amended version of tables 1 and 2 are also presented here.

Table 1. Adolescent reports of parental influence variables at Time 1 and adolescent physical activity and sedentary behaviors at Time 2 by gender and cohort: Descriptive statistics

Table 2. Adolescents physical activity at Time 2 by adolescent-reported parental factors at Time 1: 5-year longitudinal associations

In the "Results" section of the Abstract, the end of the first sentence should read as follows:

"after five years in young adult males (p for trend ≤ .02)."

In the same section, the next sentence should read:

"The positive relationship between maternal encouragement and MVPA approached significance among high-school aged females (p for trend = .06), and a positive relationship between parental encouragement and MVPA approached significance among high school-aged males (p for trend = .05).

In the "Results" section of the article, the second sentence should read:

"At Time 2, participants reported engaging in MVPA between 3.9 and 6.8 hours per

week and reported watching TV/video between 17.1 and 19.2 hours per week ..."

In the Physical activity section of the Results:

The end of the second sentence should read:

"years later (p for trend ≤ .02)."

The middle of the third sentence should read:

" engaged in MVPA 2.2 more hours..."

The middle of the fourth sentence should read:

"participating in 5.1 hours of MVPA per week compared to 7.3 hours per week..."

The sixth sentence should read:

"among younger and older males (p for trend ≤ .01)"

and... "among older females (p for trend = .05)" should not be present.

The end of the seventh sentence should read:

"among older males remained (p for trend ≤ 02)"

The end of the eighth sentence should read:

"approached significance (p for trend = .05)."

References

  1. Bauer KW, Nelson MC, Boutelle KN, Neumark-Sztainer D: Parental influences on adolescents' physical activity and sedentary behavior: longitudinal findings from Project EAT-II.

    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 2008, 5:12. PubMed Abstract | BioMed Central Full Text | PubMed Central Full Text OpenURL