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High Screen Time Is Associated with Asthma in Overweight Manitoba Youth.
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PMID:  23033847     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Objective. Low physical activity and high sedentary behavior are associated with adverse health outcomes, including asthma. The purposes were to ( 1 ) determine if low physical activity and/or high screen time increase the risk of asthma and airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) in youth and ( 2 ) determine if weight status modifies these associations. Methods. This is a prospective cohort study of healthy weight and overweight Canadian youth. In 2003-2005, 723 youth (8.6 ± 0.5 years; 34.0% asthma, 55.9% boys) were recruited from the 1995 Manitoba Prospective Cohort Study. In 2008-2010, 489 returned for follow-up measures (30.9% asthma, 56.6% boys). The primary exposure variables were parent-reported physical activity and screen time at 8-10 years of age. The primary outcome measures were pediatric allergist-defined asthma and AHR defined as the provocative concentration of methacholine required to induce a 20% fall in forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV(1)). Results. Low physical activity (≤2 times weekly) was not associated with asthma or AHR. However, high screen time (≥1 hour/day) was associated with a greater odds of asthma at baseline (odds ratio (OR) = 2.01, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.20-3.37, p < .01) and follow-up (OR = 2.11, 95% CI = 1.14-3.89, p < .02) versus low screen time. This association was more pronounced among overweight youth (baseline: OR = 3.95, 95% CI = 1.70-9.12, p < .0001; follow-up: OR = 3.22, 95% CI = 1.17-8.86, p < .02). Screen time was not associated with AHR at baseline or follow-up. Conclusions. High screen time increases the risk of asthma, particularly among overweight youth. Screen time, in addition to physical activity, should be included in clinical assessments of youth with asthma.
Authors:
Jennifer Protudjer; Anita L Kozyrskyj; Jonathan M McGavock; Clare D Ramsey; Allan B Becker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-4303     ISO Abbreviation:  J Asthma     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8106454     Medline TA:  J Asthma     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Department of Applied Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Manitoba Institute of Child Health , Winnipeg, MB , Canada.
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