TV viewing versus play: trends and impact on obesity

Sodhi, M.K. (2010) TV viewing versus play: trends and impact on obesity. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 9 (2). ISSN 0972-5997

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Abstract

A cross sectional descriptive study was conducted involving 10000 students from randomly selected government and private schools of Amritsar district to identify the trends of TV viewing and playing in school children aged 5 years and above, to compare TV viewing in both sexes, different age groups and urban versus rural children and to study the impact of TV viewing and playing on obesity in children. The results showed that TV viewing has replaced outdoor playing in most children, irrespective of age, sex and residence. A positive relation between TV viewing and obesity was also documented.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Television, Play, Leisure Activity, Obesity, Rural Children, Urban Children, Amritsar
Subjects:Information Science > Communications Media
Social Sciences > Quality of Life
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms > Psychology, Social
Persons > Age Groups > Child
Persons > Population Groups
-Journal Repositories > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Education > Education, Nonprofessional
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Physical Examination > Body Constitution > Body Weights and Measures > Body Size > Body Weight
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Signs and Symptoms > Body Weight Changes
Human Activities > Leisure Activities
ID Code:3565
Deposited By:Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya
Deposited On:10 September 2010

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