Table 2

Longitudinal associations between TV/DVD use and dietary behaviors over 20 months among Norwegian children
Change in fruit consumption (times/wk) Change in vegetable consumption (times/wk) Change in soft drinks with sugar consumption (dl/wk) Change in snack consumption (times/wk)
Est C.I Est C.I Est C.I Est C.I
1 −0.05 −0.12, 0.01 −0.13 −0.22, −0.03 0.23 0.16, 0.29 0.12 0.09, 0.15
2 −0.12 −0.19, −0.05 −0.19 −0.29, −0.10 0.13 0.06, 0.20 0.07 0.03, 0.10

N varies between 808 and 831.

Est= estimate, C.I. = confidence interval.

Multilevel generalized linear mixed model analysis, the estimates indicate the change in the dietary behaviors associated with: 1. an hour per week increase in TV/DVD use over 20 months.

2. an hour increase in television viewing at baseline.

All changes are weekly changes.

Adjustment for BL consumption of the respective food items, gender, weight status, parental education and change in computer/game use was done.

Gebremariam et al.

Gebremariam et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2013 10:9   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-10-9

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