Television viewing and its associations with overweight, sedentary lifestyle, and insufficient consumption of fruits and vegetables among US high school students: differences by race, ethnicity, and gender.

@article{Lowry2002TelevisionVA,
  title={Television viewing and its associations with overweight, sedentary lifestyle, and insufficient consumption of fruits and vegetables among US high school students: differences by race, ethnicity, and gender.},
  author={Richard Lowry and Howell Wechsler and Deborah A. Galuska and Janet E. Fulton and Laura K Kann},
  journal={The Journal of school health},
  year={2002},
  volume={72 10},
  pages={413-21}
}
Television (TV) viewing has been associated with overweight, decreased physical activity, and unhealthy dietary behavior among children and adolescents, and may represent a modifiable cause of childhood obesity. This study examined race, ethnic, and gender-specific differences in these associations among high school students in the United States. The study analyzed data from the 1999 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey, a representative sample (N = 15,349) of US high school students. Logistic… CONTINUE READING