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Table 1 Participant Demographics and Internet Use

From: Problematic internet use in children and adolescents: associations with psychiatric disorders and impairment

  PIU Absent n = 440 (78.01%) PIU Present n = 124 (21.99%) OR (95% CI) p
Sex
 Male 289 [51.24%] 85 [15.07%] 1.00 (ref)
 Female 151 [26.77%] 39 [6.91%] 0.88 (0.57–1.34) 0.55
Age
 7–9 149 [26.42%] 45 [7.98%] 1.00 (ref)
 10–12 181 [32.09%] 44 [7.8%] 0.80 (0.50–1.28) 0.36
 13–15 110 [19.50%] 35 [6.21%] 1.05 (0.64–1.74) 0.84
SES
 Low SES 52 [9.22%] 14 [2.48%] 1.00 (ref)
 Middle SES 85 [15.07%] 38 [6.74%] 1.66 (0.83–3.33) 0.16
 High SES 303 [53.72%] 72 [12.77%] 0.88 (0.47–1.67) 0.70
Race
 Caucasian 240 [42.55%] 58 [10.28%] 1.00 (ref)
 African American 52 [9.22%] 21 [3.72%] 1.67 (0.94–2.98) 0.08
 Hispanic 43 [7.62%] 16 [2.84%] 1.54 (0.82–2.91) 0.19
 Asian 11 [1.95%] 3 [0.53%] 1.13 (0.33–3.90) 0.86
 Other Race 94 [16.67%] 26 [4.61%] 1.14 (0.68–1.92) 0.61
Site
 Staten Island 243 [43.09%] 72 [12.77%] 1.00 (ref)
 Midtown 197 [34.93%] 52 [9.22%] 0.89 (0.60–1.33) 0.57
  1. Number of participants within each demographic category who scored below and above 40 on the Internet Addiction Test; unadjusted odds ratios for each category