MHLU - Health Status Resource

Screen Time

Screen Time

Key Findings: 
  • The proportion of the general population in Middlesex-London that used a computer 11 hours or more per week during leisure time increased significantly from 2003 to 2011/12 (Fig. 7.6).
  • Nearly 30% of people reported using computers for 11 or more hours per week in their leisure time in 2011/12 (Fig. 7.6).
  • The proportion of the Middlesex-London population who spent 15 or more hours per week watching tv or videos was 30.0% in both 2007/8 and 2011/12 (Fig. 7.6).

Neither computer use nor tv or video use during leisure time differed significantly when comparing Middlesex-London with Ontario and the Peer Group (data not shown).

How this Indicator was Calculated: 
Ontario Public Health Standard: 

Population Health Assessment and Surveillance Protocol - Section 1, Subsections b-vi, vii

Chronic Disease Prevention Standard - Requirement #1

Prevention of Injury and Substance Misuse Standard - Requirement #1