ERIC Number: ED563894
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
TV Watching and Computer Use in U.S. Youth Aged 12-15, 2012. NCHS Data Brief. Number 157
Herrick, Kirsten A.; Fakhouri, Tala H. I.; Carlson, Susan A.; Fulton, Janet E.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Excessive screen-time behaviors, such as using a computer and watching TV, for more than 2 hours daily have been linked with elevated blood pressure, elevated serum cholesterol, and being overweight or obese among youth. Additionally, screen-time behavior established in adolescence has been shown to track into adulthood. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-supported Expert Panel and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend that children limit leisure screen time to 2 hours or less daily. This report presents national estimates of TV watching and computer use outside of the school day.
Descriptors: Computer Use, Adolescent Attitudes, Television Viewing, Mass Media Use, Incidence, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Racial Distribution, Time Perspective, Body Weight, Definitions, National Surveys
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333. Tel: 800-311-3435; Tel: 404-639-3311; Web site: http://www.cdc.gov
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS/PHS)