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Table 3 Relationship between smartphone addiction and characteristics of the participants

From: Smartphone addiction and associated factors among postgraduate students in an Arabic sample: a cross-sectional study

  High smartphone use group (261) Low smartphone use group (251) P-value
Number % Number %  
Gender
 Male 88 33.8 70 28.5 0.191
 Female 172 66.2 176 71.5
Age
 21–24 17 6.5 31 12.4 0.026*
 25–29 105 40.2 78 31.3
 30–39 117 44.8 110 44.2
  > =40 22 8.4 30 12.0
Marital status
 Single 115 44.1 121 48.4 0.268
 Married 135 51.7 124 49.6
 Divorced 11 4.2 5 2.0
Number of children
 0 147 56.3 139 56.0 0.867
 1 37 14.2 30 12.1
 2 31 11.9 33 13.3
  > =3 46 17.6 46 18.5
Educational level
 Master 180 69.2 162 66.1  
 PhD 80 30.8 83 33.9
Academic year
 First 80 30.8 56 22.9 0.349
 Second 80 30.8 82 33.5
 Third 48 18.5 55 22.4
 Fourth 27 10.4 25 10.2
 Fifth 25 9.6 27 11.0
Being outside the country
 Yes 94 36.2 79 31.5 0.264
 No 166 63.8 172 68.5
Monthly income
 5000 SR 104 40.3 92 39.3  
 5000–10,000 SR 71 27.5 67 28.6 0.952
 10,000–20,000 SR 69 26.7 60 25.6
  > 20,000 SR 14 5.4 15 6.4
Monthly income for father or mother or both
 5000 SR 79 30.5 60 25.1 0.425
 5000–10,000 SR 59 22.8 54 22.6
 10,000–20,000 SR 77 29.7 73 30.5
  > 20,000 SR 44 17.0 52 21.8