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Table 3 Smartphone addiction (total SAS-SV) and participants’ characteristics

From: How addicted are newly admitted undergraduate medical students to smartphones?: a cross-sectional study from Chitwan medical college, Nepal

ParametersOverall SAS-SV
score mean ± SD (n)
Addiction Score
mean ± SD (n)
Gender
 Male30.23 ± 9.40 (97)38.21 ± 5.63 (46)
 Female28.89 ± 8.63 (153)39.36 ± 5.45 (46)
Faculty
 School of Medicine30.29 ± 9.23 (87)38.49 ± 5.50 (39)
 School of Dental Surgery28.66 ± 10.85 (51)40.69 ± 7.10 (17)
 School of Nursing28.34 ± 7.35 (96)38.10 ± 3.47 (28)
 School of Allied Sciences30.62 ± 10.09 (16)38.86 ± 4.54 (8)
Past Educational Institute
 Private/ Boarding School29.67 ± 9.17 (224)39.06 ± 5.58 (85)
 Government/ Public School27.15 ± 6.30 (26)35.42 ± 3.65 (7)
Reasons for using Smartphone
 Communication24.43 ± 5.09 (14)33.11 ± 0.63 (2)
 Social networking and gaming28.34 ± 8.43 (23)38.41 ± 3.92 (7)
 Studying28.91 ± 6.30 (12)34 ± 2.99 (5)
 Communication, social networking and gaming26.44 ± 9.12 (25)36.50 ± 5.07 (8)
 Social networking, gaming and study purposes28.77 ± 9.49 (59)38.98 ± 6.54 (20)
 Communication and study29.64 ± 7.85 (48)37.77 ± 3.88 (18)
 Communication, social networking, gaming and study purposes32.56 ± 9.59 (67)40.37 ± 6.04 (34)
Duration of Smartphone use / weekday
 > 5 h32.66 ± 10.04 (42)39.72 ± 6.95 (23)
 < =5 h28.75 ± 8.58 (208)38.46 ± 5.01 (69)
Self-Perception of Smartphone addiction
 Yes35.55 ± 8.18 (67)39.80 ± 6.66 (44)
 No25.17 ± 6.87 (105)36.86 ± 2.74 (15)
 Don’t Know29.85 ± 8.94 (78)38.26 ± 4.45 (33)
Residence at present time
 Hostellers28.81 ± 8.80 (185)38.89 ± 5.18 (32)
 Day-scholars31.92 ± 9.20 (65)38.72 ± 5.79 (60)