Table 4: Descriptive statistics.

VariableObs.MeanStd. Dev.Min.Max.

Dependent variables

Food knowledge2297.761.18310
Food knowledge > 6229.95.2201
Food preferences2294.782.08010
Food preferences > 6229.33.4701
Diet quality: YHEI20149.607.6325.969.0
Relative sugar intake (%)22427.9411.132.855.8
Relative fat intake (%)22426.521.006.158.7
BMI (CDC, -score)181.251.12−2.82.4
Waist circumference (Cole, -score)181.681.19−1.993.34
Relative body fat (kg/m2)1793.132.18010.36

(a) Parental norms and attitudes

H1: attitudes towards ads (parents): usefulness and credibility2253.14.6914
H1: attitudes towards ads (parents): effects of ads2252.31.6414
H2: discussing TV programmes with child222.35.4801

(b) Physical environment

H3: TV consumption (hours per day)2241.32.76.074
H3: bedroom equipment226.38.4901

(c) Advertising

H4: credibility dimension227.863.25−66
H4: suspiciousness dimension2221.732.96−66
H4: entertainment dimension225.132.82−66

Controls

Belgium229.26.4401
Estonia229.21.4001
Germany229.11.3101
Italy229.21.4101
Spain229.21.4101
Sex child229.53.5001
ISCED max.2283.721.1106