Health-Risk among Video-Game Playing Adults

A study conducted by CDC to understand adult video-game players from non-players throws light on the perceptions of video-gamers on their health and reliance on internet for social support.


45.1% of those studied reported playing video games.


Among them, female video-game players reported greater depression (M=1.57) and poorer health status (M=3.90) than female non-players (depression, M=1.13; health status, M=3.57).


Male video-game players reported higher BMI (M=5.31) and more Internet use time (M=2.55) than male non-players (BMI, M=5.19; Internet use, M=2.36).


Reliance on Internet for social support was the most common factor found between male and female video-game players.