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Table 3 Associations between exposure variables at baseline

From: Computer use and stress, sleep disturbances, and symptoms of depression among young adults – a prospective cohort study

  Email/chat use Computer gaming CU without breaks CU causing lost sleep Mobile phone use
  Men/Women Men/Women Men/Women Men/Women Men/Women
Computer use 0.39/0.40 0.37/0.18 0.59/0.56 0.39/0.31 −0.09/0.05
Email/chat use   0.17/0.04 0.31/0.32 0.29/0.31 0.08/0.18
Computer gaming    0.36/0.17 0.27/0.19 −0.09/0.02 ns
CU without breaks     0.40/0.34 −0.06/0.04
CU causing lost sleep      −0.02 ns/0.07
  1. Spearman correlation coefficients for the men (n = 1458) and women (n = 2705) included in the study. All correlations are statistically significant (p < 0.05) except where indicated as non-significant (ns).