UCL  IRIS
Institutional Research Information Service
UCL Logo
Please report any queries concerning the funding data grouped in the sections named "Externally Awarded" or "Internally Disbursed" (shown on the profile page) to your Research Finance Administrator. Your can find your Research Finance Administrator at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/finance/research/rs-contacts.php by entering your department
Please report any queries concerning the student data shown on the profile page to:

Email: portico-services@ucl.ac.uk

Help Desk: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ras/portico/helpdesk
Publication Detail
Mothers’ perceived proximity to green space is associated with TV viewing time in children: the Growing Up in Scotland study
Abstract
Objective To investigate whether mothers’ perception of distance from home to green/open spaces is associated with their child’s screen time. Method We used mother-reported data from sweep six (2010-2011) of the Growing Up in Scotland study (n = 3,586 children aged 5.9 yrs) to examine associations between walking distance from home to green/open space and screen time (TV viewing time/computer use). Analyses were adjusted for age, sex and other pre-specified covariates, including sport/exercise participation, mental and general health, birth weight, parental socio-economic group (SEG) and smoking status. Results Children living the furthest distance from green/open spaces (> 20 minutes’ walking distance) displayed over 2 hours (95% CI, 0.65 to 3.51) more weekly TV time than the reference category (< 5 minutes’ walking distance). Compared to children in the reference category, those in the > 20 minutes category had worse mental health (mean SDQ [Strenghts and Difficulties Questionnaire] score ± SD, 7.0 ± 4.6 vs. 8.7 ± 6.2) and general health (% fair-poor, 4.6 vs. 8.6), and were more likely to come from lower SEG households. Conclusion Mothers’ perceived distance from home to green/open spaces was associated with child’s TV time at age 5.9 years.
Publication data is maintained in RPS. Visit https://rps.ucl.ac.uk
 More search options
UCL Researchers
Author
Behavioural Science and Health
Author
Div of Surgery & Interventional Sci
University College London - Gower Street - London - WC1E 6BT Tel:+44 (0)20 7679 2000

© UCL 1999–2011

Search by