Sociodemographic differences in recreational screen time before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada

Articles and reports: 82-003-X202400500001

Description: Over the last several years, recreational screen time has been increasing. During the COVID-19 pandemic, recreational screen time rose among Canadian youth and adults, and those who increased screen time had poorer self-reported mental health. Using data from the 2017, 2018, and 2021 Canadian Community Health Survey, the objective of this study was to compare recreational screen time behaviours before (2018) and during (2021) the pandemic, looking at patterns by sociodemographic subgroups of the Canadian population.
Issue Number: 2024005
Author(s): Colley, Rachel C.; Roberts, Karen C.; Prince, Stephanie A.; Toigo, Stephanie; Betancourt, Marisol T.

Main Product: Health Reports

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