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Virtually impossible: limiting Australian children and adolescents daily screen based media use

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, January 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)

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16 news outlets
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4 blogs
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44 tweeters
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2 Facebook pages
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1 Google+ user

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Title
Virtually impossible: limiting Australian children and adolescents daily screen based media use
Published in
BMC Public Health, January 2015
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-15-5
Pubmed ID
Authors

Stephen Houghton, Simon C Hunter, Michael Rosenberg, Lisa Wood, Corinne Zadow, Karen Martin, Trevor Shilton

Abstract

Paediatric recommendations to limit children's and adolescents' screen based media use (SBMU) to less than two hours per day appear to have gone unheeded. Given the associated adverse physical and mental health outcomes of SBMU it is understandable that concern is growing worldwide. However, because the majority of studies measuring SBMU have focused on TV viewing, computer use, video game playing, or a combination of these the true extent of total SBMU (including non-sedentary hand held devices) and time spent on specific screen activities remains relatively unknown. This study assesses the amount of time Australian children and adolescents spend on all types of screens and specific screen activities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 2 <1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Saudi Arabia 1 <1%
Unknown 208 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 40 19%
Student > Bachelor 34 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 11%
Researcher 21 10%
Student > Postgraduate 15 7%
Other 34 16%
Unknown 46 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 45 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 34 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 19 9%
Social Sciences 19 9%
Arts and Humanities 7 3%
Other 35 16%
Unknown 54 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 178. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 January 2020.
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#174,168
of 21,973,852 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#159
of 14,249 outputs
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#2,277
of 324,577 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#1
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