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Self-reported TV and computer time do not represent accelerometer-derived total sedentary time in 10 to 12-year-olds.

Abstract

Screen-time activities are often used as proxies for sedentary time. We studied associations of self-reported television (TV), computer and total screen-time with accelerometer-derived total sedentary time in European children (10-12 years). Analyses showed significant positive associations between TV, computer and total screen-time with total sedentary time for the total sample, however, the explained variance was low and stratified analyses only revealed a significant positive association between total screen-time and total sedentary time in boys and between computer time and total sedentary time in Dutch children. This suggests that self-reported TV and computer time do not adequately reflect total sedentary time in schoolchildren.

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    Verloigne M, Van Lippevelde W, Maes L, Yildirim M, Chinapaw M, Manios Y, Androutsos O, Kovács É, Bringolf-Isler B, Brug J, De Bourdeaudhuij I

    Source

    European journal of public health 23:1 2013 Feb pg 30-2

    MeSH

    Accelerometry
    Child
    Computers
    Cross-Sectional Studies
    Europe
    Female
    Health Behavior
    Health Surveys
    Humans
    Leisure Activities
    Male
    Questionnaires
    Sedentary Lifestyle
    Self Report
    Television

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    22544913