CDC survey suggests gamers less healthy, more depressed than non-gamers
The average age of a gamer is starting to edge higher. Gamers are also less healthy and more depressed than those who don't partake in our particular brand of entertainment. That's what a CDC survey suggests, at least.
A total of 500 adults aged 19 to 90 in the Seattle-Tacoma are of Washington state were surveyed by the government agency. The are was chosen since it reportedly has the highest internet usage level in the US and is one of the larger media markets.
Over 45 of the respondents reported that they played video games, with their average age at 35. Female gamers were found to be more depressed and less healthy compared to female non-gamers, while male gamers had a higher body mass index and a greater reliance on the internet than non-gamers.
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