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Television viewing time and reduced life expectancy: a life table analysis.

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BACKGROUND: Prolonged television (TV) viewing time is unfavourably associated with mortality outcomes, particularly for cardiovascular disease, but the impact on life expectancy has not been quantified. The authors estimate the extent to which TV viewing time reduces life expectancy in Australia, 2008. METHODS: The authors constructed a life table model that incorporates a previously reported mortality risk associated with TV time. Data were from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the A...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
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Journal:
British journal of sports medicine
Volume:
46
Issue:
13
Pages:
927-930
Publication date:
2012-10-05
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EISSN:
1473-0480
ISSN:
0306-3674
URN:
uuid:cb6b7a8d-db4c-4a2f-a710-e6f63deed2b1
Source identifiers:
489887
Local pid:
pubs:489887

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