Evid Based Nurs 3:43 doi:10.1136/ebn.3.2.43
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A school based intervention to reduce television use decreased adiposity in children in grades 3 and 4

Curriculum based intervention to reduce television use v usual curriculum in grades 3 and 4 children

Outcomes Adjusted change (95% CI)†
†Differences between groups after adjustment for baseline value, age, and sex. Negative values indicate a relative decrease in the outcome for the intervention group compared with the control group.
Body mass index (kg/m2) −0.45 (−0.73 to −0.17)
Triceps skinfold thickness (mm) −1.47 (−2.41 to −0.54)
Waist-to-hip ratio −0.02 (−0.03 to −0.01)
Television viewing (h/wk) −5.53 (−8.64 to −2.42)
Video game use (h/wk) −2.54 (−4.48 to −0.60)
Meals in front of television (0–3 pt scale) −0.54 (−0.98 to −0.12)

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