Table 3

Longitudinal associations between computer/game 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 −0.13 −0.19, −0.06 −0.12 −0.21, −0.03 0.14 0.08, 0.20 0.06 0.03, 0.10
2 −0.08 −0.16, −0.01 −0.15 −0.26, −0.05 0.10 0.05, 0.20 0.06 0.03, 0.11

N varies between 801 and 835.

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 computer/game use over 20 months.

2. an hour increase in computer/game use at baseline.

All changes are weekly changes.

Adjustment for BL consumption of the respective food items, gender, weight status, parental education and change in TV/DVD 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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