Table 2

Prospective associations (b (95% CI)) of body fatness on screen time in Dutch adolescents, adjusted for ethnicity and aerobic fitness.

Boys

Girls


BMI - b (95% CI)


Δ TV viewing

-0.11 (-2.22;1.99)

0.92 (-0.89;2.74)

Δ Computer use

0.60 (-2.05;3.25)

0.68 (-1.58;2.93)


WC - b (95% CI)


Δ TV viewing

0.08 (-0.77;0.92)

0.11 (-0.63;0.86)

Δ Computer use

0.43 (-0.63;1.50)

0.27 (-0.66;1.20)


HC - b (95% CI)


Δ TV viewing

0.33 (-0.43;1.10)

0.35 (-0.36;1.06)

Δ Computer use

0.66 (-0.30;1.61)

0.73 (-0.17;1.63)


SKINFOLD - b (95% CI)


Δ TV viewing

0.05 (-0.26;0.37)

0.01 (-0.24;0.26)

Δ Computer use

-0.13 (-0.53;0.28)

0.01 (-0.35;0.37)


* = significant association between body fatness and changes in screen time

BMI, body mass index, m/kg2; CI, Confidence Interval; Computer use in min/day; HC, hip circumference, cm; Skinfold, skinfold thickness, mm; TV, television viewing, min/day; WC, waist circumference, cm.

Altenburg et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2012 9:4   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-9-4

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