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    People who use the computer 6 hours or more per week are 20-30% more likely to be obese


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    Thursday, June 19, 2008 2:55 pm Email this article
    Among people who use the computer 6 hours or more per week, men are 20 percent more likely to be obese, and women are 30 percent more likely to be obese compare to those who use the computer 5 hours or less per week according to a study by Margot Shields and Mark Tremblay at Statistics Canada, Canada's national statistics agency.
    Subjects

    Subjects : 42,612 people 20-64 years-old

    The study was based on an analysis of 42,612 respondents (19,811 men and 22,801 women) who were 20- to 64-years-old from the 2007 Canadian Community Health Survey.

    REFERENCE

    Shields M, Tremblay MS. Sedentary behaviour and obesity. Statistics Canada. 2008 Jun 18, http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/82-003-XIE/2008002/article/10599-en.htm

    AUTHOR’S CORRESPONDENCE

    Margot Shields
    Health Information and Research Division
    Statistics Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0T6
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    613-951-4177

    Mark S. Tremblay
    Physical Health Measures Division
    Statistics Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0T6

    and the
    Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group
    Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 8L1 Canada
    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    613-951-4385

     

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