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BRIEF RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 66  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 327-330

Excess Screen Time and its Associated Factors among Young Men in a Rural Community of North India


1 Additional Professor, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Professor and Head, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
3 Assistant Professor, Department of Community and Family Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
4 Assistant Professor, Department of Community and Family Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Kalyani, West Bengal, India
5 Senior Resident, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
6 Professor, Centre for Community Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Sumit Malhotra
Centre for Community Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijph.ijph_2027_21

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Screen-based media usage among young people is blooming rapidly due to technological and digital revolution. We conducted community-based cross-sectional study to determine the prevalence of excess screen time and its association with sociodemographic and behavioral patterns in a rural block of Haryana, India. A semi-structured interview schedule was administered by trained physicians to ascertain screen time in a typical day and various socioeconomic and behavioral factors among a random sample of 860 young men aged 18–24 years. The prevalence of excess screen time was 61.8% (95% confidence interval [CI] 58.4–65.1). It was significantly associated with education (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] 1.7, 95% CI 1.1–2.6) and occupation (AOR 2.2, 95% CI 1.2–3.9) of the father and their sleep duration of ≤8 h (AOR 1.6, 95% CI 1.2–2.3). Limiting the screen time as per international standards and behavioral interventions are needed for this young population.


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