Researchers find higher screen time among minority children

06/8/2011 | USA Today

Children from minority groups watched television, listened to music, used computers and played video games for an average of 13 hours per day, logging almost 4.5 hours more screen time than white children, according to data on children ages 6 to 18. Researchers also found that more blacks and Hispanics had TV sets in their rooms and dined in front of the TV. The study noted that 8- to 18-year-olds were most likely to use computers more often for playtime than for homework.

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