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UAlbany: Study Finds Children Log Excessive Screen-Time

A study conducted by University at Albany School of Public Health, the National Institutes of Health and the NYU Langone Medical Center uncovered new findings about the amount of time children spend watching television or using a computer or mobile device.

Published in JAMA Pediatrics, the study found:

The team, including Dr. Erin Bell, professor at UAlbany, analyzed data from the Upstate KIDS study. Upstate KIDS, an ongoing cohort-based study co-led by Dr. Bell, tracks the ongoing growth, motor and social development of more than 6,000 babies born to 5,000 mothers between 2008 and 2010 in 57 counties of upstate New York excluding New York City.

For this particular study, mothers of nearly 4,000 Upstate Kids participants responded to questions on their children’s media habits when they were 12, 18, 24, 30 and 36 months of age, and then to similar questions when the children were 7 and 8 years old. The study compiled additional demographic information on the mothers and children from birth records and other surveys.

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