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One-fourth of children (26%) watch 4 hours of TV per day, two-thirds (67%) watch at least 2 hours
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"Overall, 26% of US children watched 4 or more hours of television per day and 67% watched at least 2 hours per day," according to a 1998 study.
Among Black children, 42% watched four or more hour per day. REFERENCE
Sinha A, Kling S. A review of adolescent obesity: Prevalence, etiology, and treatment. Obes Surg. 2008 Aug 30.
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PAPER REFERENCED IN THE REVIEW PAPER ABOVE
Andersen R, Crespo C, Bartlett S, Cheskin L, Pratt M. Relationship of physical activity and television watching with body weight and level of fatness among children: Results from the third national health and nutrition examination survey. JAMA. 1998 Mar 25, 279(12):938-42.
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Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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