United States Adolescents' Television, Computer, Videogame, Smartphone, and Tablet Use: Associati...

14 Dec 2016Erica L. Kenney, ScD, MPH, Steven L. Gortmaker, PhD

Using smartphones, tablets, computers, and videogames is associated with several obesity risk factors. Although further study is needed, families should be encouraged to limit both TV viewing and newer screen devices.

Cohort Study
3 effects
3 years
29207 subjects

Reported Outcomes

VariablesOutcomeEffectLatency

Excess use of digital technology  Selfcare risk & protective factor

Poor sleep Musculoskeletal outcome
Poor sleep
Musculoskeletal

Strong Increase

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Sedentary Lifestyle Selfcare risk & protective factor

Obesity Musculoskeletal outcome
Obesity
Musculoskeletal

Strong Increase

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Excess use of digital technology  Selfcare risk & protective factor

Obesity Musculoskeletal outcome
Obesity
Musculoskeletal

Strong Increase

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