Devices ‘deadly’ in poorer nations

IT HAS collected data to analyse how household devices can affect health.

Information came from 153,996 people age 35–70 years. Ownership of a television, computer or a car ranged from 4% in developing countries to 83% in high income countries.

Car ownership was associated with increased odds of obesity. Owning a TV was associated with obesity and diabetes, but owning a computer was not. Across countries, the odds of obesity rose with owning one device and increased further with a second device. In low income countries the prevalence of obesity increased from 3.4% in people with no devices to 14.5% in