Sleep behaviours, falling asleep using electronic devices, ACT Year 7 students

Sleep behaviours, falling asleep using electronic devices, ACT Year 7 students

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    Sleep behaviours, falling asleep using electronic devices on most days,  ACT Year 7 students, Year 7 Health Survey, 2020-2021

    Respondents to the Year 7 Health Survey were asked to report how often during the week they fall asleep watching TV or using an electronic device. 

    The proportion of students who reported falling asleep using electronic devices on most days per week remained relatively stable between 2020 (5.5%) and 2021 (6.4%). 

    There was no significant difference by sex for those falling asleep using an electronic device on most days per week (7.4% males, 5.5% females).

    For the purpose of this analysis, most days refers to six or more days in the week prior to completing the Year 7 Health Survey.

    The 24-hour movement guidelines for children and young people aged 5-13 recommend that in order to establish and maintain healthy sleep patterns, children and young people should have a consistent bedtime routine, avoid screen time before sleep, and keep screens out of the bedroom.

    For the purpose of reporting the Year 7 Health Survey data on HealthStats, if the 95% confidence intervals of the estimates do not overlap, they are considered to be significantly different.

    Persons includes male, female, other and refused sex respondents and may not always add to the sum of male and female.

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    Year 7 Health Survey 

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