ASSAD Exceeds screen time


    Recreational screen use is 2 hours or more per day, ACT Secondary Students aged 12-17 years, 2005-2017


    In 2017, 89.1% of secondary students surveyed reported that they watched TV or used a computer for games/social networking for more than two hours per day on an average school and weekend day. Males (90.3%) were no more likely than females (88.0%) to use screens for more than two hours per day.

    Please note that this indicator was updated in 2022 and replaces all previous versions. In addition, the screen use question changed in 2017 to include average weekend hours watching TV and using a computer for games/social media. Due to this change, comparisons between data from earlier years is not recommended.

    For the purpose of reporting the Australian Secondary Students' Alcohol and Drug survey data on HealthStats, if the 95% confidence intervals of the estimates do not overlap, they are considered to be significantly different.

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