publication . Article . 2015

The relation between internet use and overweight among adolescents: a longitudinal study in Switzerland.

Y Barrense-Dias; A Berchtold; C Akre; J-C Surís;
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  • Published: 07 Aug 2015 Journal: International journal of obesity (2005)
Abstract
OBJECTIVE This longitudinal study aimed to investigate the characteristics and predictive risk factors of overweight among adolescents. The hypothesis was that baseline overweight predicted most overweight over time compared to other factors especially excessive internet use. SUBJECTS A sample of 621 youths were followed from age 14 (T0 Spring 2012) to age 16 (T1 Spring 2014) in Switzerland. Participants were divided into two groups according to their weight at the final assessment: overweight and non overweight. At T0 participants reported demographic health substance use and internet use data. A logistic regression was performed to assess the explanatory varia...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: educationnutritional and metabolic diseases
free text keywords: Nutrition and Dietetics, Medicine (miscellaneous), Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Body mass index, Longitudinal study, Physical therapy, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Gerontology, Odds ratio, Internal medicine, Age of onset, Endocrinology, Diabetes mellitus, medicine.disease, business.industry, business, Risk assessment, Predictive value of tests, Overweight, medicine.symptom
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SNSF| ado@Internet.ch: Internet use among adolescents in Vaud, a longitudinal study
Project
  • Funder: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • Project Code: 105319_140354
  • Funding stream: Project funding | Project funding (Div. I-III)
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