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Table 3 Prospective associations (b (95% CI)) of screen time on body fatness in Dutch adolescents, adjusted for ethnicity and aerobic fitness.

From: Direction of the association between body fatness and self-reported screen time in Dutch adolescents

  Boys Girls
TV viewing - b (95% CI)   
Δ BMI 0.001 (0.001;0.001)* 0.000 (-0.002;0.002)
Δ WC 0.000 (-0.002;0.002) 0.002 (-0.004;0.004)
Δ HC 0.002 (0.000;0.004)* 0.001 (-0.001;0.003)
Δ Skinfold 0.003 (-0.005;0.011) -0.006 (-0.018;0.006)
Computer use - b (95% CI)   
Δ BMI 0.001 (0.001;0.001)* 0.000 (-0.002;0.002)
Δ WC 0.001 (-0.003;0.005) 0.001 (-0.003;0.005)
Δ HC 0.001 (-0.003;0.005) -0.002 (-0.004;0.000)
Δ Skinfold 0.008 (0.0005;0.016)* 0.015 (0.003;0.027)*#
  1. * = significant association between screen time and changes in body fatness; # = significant interaction with time
  2. BMI, body mass index, m/kg2; CI, Confidence Interval; Computer use in min/day; HC, hip circumference, cm; Skinfold, skinfold thickness, mm; TV, television viewing, min/day; WC, waist circumference, cm.