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Differences by Sex in Association of Mental Health With Video Gaming or Other Nonacademic Computer Use Among US Adolescents


Prevalence of depressive symptoms, suicidal behavior, and being bullied in relation to time spent on video gaming or other nonacademic computer use among male and female adolescents, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2015.

Mental Health Time Spent in Video Gaming or Other Nonacademic Computer Use
None <1 h 1 h 2 h 3 h 4 h ≥5 h
Depressive symptoms, % 27.3 22.8 25.0 26.3 27.3 32.6 43.1
Suicidal behavior, % 19.7 18.9 15.7 20.1 19.1 20.7 32.4
Being bullied, %One 24.1 21.9 23.5 24.3 24.1 29.5 31.5

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