Table 3

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

Boys

Girls


TV viewing - b (95% CI)


Δ BMI

0.001 (0.001;0.001)*

0.000 (-0.002;0.002)

Δ WC

0.000 (-0.002;0.002)

0.002 (-0.004;0.004)

Δ HC

0.002 (0.000;0.004)*

0.001 (-0.001;0.003)

Δ Skinfold

0.003 (-0.005;0.011)

-0.006 (-0.018;0.006)


Computer use - b (95% CI)


Δ BMI

0.001 (0.001;0.001)*

0.000 (-0.002;0.002)

Δ WC

0.001 (-0.003;0.005)

0.001 (-0.003;0.005)

Δ HC

0.001 (-0.003;0.005)

-0.002 (-0.004;0.000)

Δ Skinfold

0.008 (0.0005;0.016)*

0.015 (0.003;0.027)*#


* = significant association between screen time and changes in body fatness; # = significant interaction with 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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