Navigation Links
U.S. Preschoolers Getting Too Much Screen Time: Study
Date:10/28/2010

THURSDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Two-thirds of preschoolers in the United States are exposed to more than the maximum two hours per day of screen time from television, computers, video games and DVDs recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, a new study has found.

Researchers from Seattle Children's Research Institute and the University of Washington looked at the daily screen time of nearly 9,000 preschool-age children included in the national Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort, an observational study of more than 10,000 children born in 2001.

On average, preschoolers were exposed to four hours of screen time each weekday, with 3.6 hours of exposure occurring at home. Those in home-based child care had a combined average of 5.6 hours of screen time at home and while at child care, with 87 percent exceeding the recommended two-hour limit, the investigators found.

Children who went to child care centers had an average of 3.2 hours each weekday at home and while at child care. The average for children who didn't go to child care was 4.4 hours per day.

Children in Head Start, a program for economically disadvantaged kids, had an average of 4.2 hours of screen time per weekday. But 98 percent of those 4.2 hours occurred at home, the study authors pointed out.

The study is scheduled for publication in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Pediatrics.

"A majority of children under the age of 5 years in the United States spend almost 40 hours a week with caregivers other than their parents, and it's important to understand what kind of screen-time exposure children are getting with these other caregivers," study author Dr. Pooja Tandon said in a news release from the journal's publisher.

Few states regulate the amount of screen time in licensed day-care settings, even though such rules would be helpful, she suggested.

"Parents can also play an important role by making sure all of their child's caregivers are aware of the AAP's advice regarding screen time," Tandon said.

More information

The American Academy of Pediatrics has more about children and media.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Journal of Pediatrics, news release, Oct. 28, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Study shows a possible link between preschoolers cavities and excess body fat
2. Lifestyle intervention reduces preschoolers body fat, improves fitness
3. Pediatricians can help parents recognize overweight preschoolers
4. Motor Skills Lag in Poor Preschoolers
5. Many With Terminal Cancer Still Getting Routine Screens
6. Many Kids Not Getting Recommended Care: Survey
7. Womens study finds longevity means getting just enough sleep
8. Heart Attack Care Is Getting Better, Report Finds
9. Low-Income Children Not Getting Adequate Dental Care
10. A baby at last!: New couples guide to getting pregnant
11. Researchers find key to getting estrogens benefits without cancer risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
U.S. Preschoolers Getting Too Much Screen Time: Study
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... A revolution ... the emergency ambulance transport experience for the millions of people who require these ... disrupted the taxi industry through the use of technology. Now, SmartEMS has put ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... , ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios ... X. , "Film editors can give their videos a whole new perspective by using ... - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... D.C. (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... discuss health policy issues and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, ... their work on several important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network ... the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased ... location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches ... success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can result in ... than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016  MedSource announced today that it ... software solution of choice.  This latest decision demonstrates ... to their clients by offering a state-of-the-art electronic ... establishes nowEDC as the EDC platform of choice ... clients.  "nowEDC has long been a preferred EDC ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Calif. , June 23, 2016 Any dentist ... many challenges of the current process. Many of them do ... of the technical difficulties and high laboratory costs involved. And ... to offer it at such a high cost that the ... it. Dr. Parsa Zadeh , founder of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Ill. , June 23, 2016  In a startling report ... are failing their residents by lacking a comprehensive, proven plan to ... a definitive ranking of how states are tackling the worst ... to only four states – Kentucky , ... Vermont . Of the 28 failing states, three ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: