CDC: TV Watching and Computer Use in U.S. Youth, 08/12/2014

August 12, 2014

TV Watching and Computer Use in U.S. Youth

In a study reported by the Centers for Disease Control, data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and the National Youth Fitness Survey reveals that a shocking 98.5% of United States youth ages 12-15 years are watching TV daily. Additionally, 91.1% of the age group reported daily use of computers.

What does this mean for our youth? Too much screen time, whether it is the television or computers, has been linked to undesirable health outcomes such as …

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