Heavy screen users are the heaviest among 10,000 children

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dc.contributor.author Engberg, Elina
dc.contributor.author Figueiredo, Rejane A. O.
dc.contributor.author Rounge, Trine B.
dc.contributor.author Weiderpass, Elisabete
dc.contributor.author Viljakainen, Heli
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-18T05:48:01Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-18T05:48:01Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08-01
dc.identifier.citation Engberg , E , Figueiredo , R A O , Rounge , T B , Weiderpass , E & Viljakainen , H 2019 , ' Heavy screen users are the heaviest among 10,000 children ' , Scientific Reports , vol. 9 , 11158 . https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-46971-6
dc.identifier.other PURE: 127500887
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 0a879eaa-b7b0-4003-8b97-54cf561a7980
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000478011700009
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-7486-3437/work/63350523
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-8713-5607/work/73634294
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/306189
dc.description.abstract This cross-sectional study examined the associations of recreational screen time (viewing TV programs on any screen-based device and computer use, performed while sitting) with body mass index (BMI) categories and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) tertiles in 10,228 children (mean age 11.1 years, SD 0.8). We categorized the children into Light, Medium and Heavy TV viewers and computer users, and into Low, Medium and High exercise groups. Compared with Light TV viewers, Medium (OR: 1.30, 95% CI: 1.11-1.52, when adjusted for age, sex, language, sleep duration and exercise) and Heavy (OR: 1.57, 95% CI: 1.34-1.83)TV viewers had a higher risk of being overweight. Similarly, Heavy computer users had a higher risk of being overweight (OR: 1.42, 95% CI: 1.21-1.67). We observed interactions between exercise and TV viewing (p = 0.012) or computer use (p = 0.010). However, Heavy TV viewers had a higher risk of being overweight in all exercise groups. The associations of TV viewing and computer use were similar with BMI and WHtR. To conclude, heavy sedentary screen time is associated with overweight and central adiposity in children. Moreover, heavy TV viewers have a higher risk for overweight and central adiposity, regardless of weekly exercise duration. en
dc.format.extent 9
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Scientific Reports
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject BODY-MASS INDEX
dc.subject TO-HEIGHT RATIO
dc.subject RISK-FACTORS
dc.subject OBESITY
dc.subject 3141 Health care science
dc.subject 3123 Gynaecology and paediatrics
dc.title Heavy screen users are the heaviest among 10,000 children en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Clinicum
dc.contributor.organization Department of Diagnostics and Therapeutics
dc.contributor.organization University of Helsinki
dc.contributor.organization Medicum
dc.contributor.organization Faculty of Medicine
dc.contributor.organization Department of Food and Nutrition
dc.contributor.organization HUS Children and Adolescents
dc.contributor.organization University Management
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-46971-6
dc.relation.issn 2045-2322
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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