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Setting: Community-based study from Calgary, large urban area of Alberta, Canada.1
Patients: 2441 children of mothers recruited into the All Our Families study during pregnancy at <24 weeks gestation.
Exposure: The range of screen time, in hours, their child was exposed to at 24, 36 and 60 months was provided by the mothers for a weekday and a weekend day and a weighted weekly average was calculated as a single data point. Screen exposure included television, computers, gaming systems and other screen-based devices. Data collection period 20 October 2011 to 6 October 2016.
Outcomes: Maternally reported developmental progress at 24, 36 and 60 months, measured by the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3).
Analysis: The researchers used a tool called random intercepts cross lagged panel model, which …
Contributors Article for re-abstracting selected by Ian Wacogne. Re-abstracting and commentary written by IF with guidance from Ian Wacogne.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.
Patient consent for publication Not required.
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