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Table 2 Pattern of Internet use among study subjects (N = 201)

From: Correlates of problematic internet use among undergraduate medical students of Delhi

Variable Frequency Percentage
Age at first internet use
 5–10 years 32 15.9
 11–15 years 133 66.2
 16–20 years 36 17.9
Duration of internet use
 1–5 years 56 27.9
 6–10 years 122 60.7
  > 10 years 23 11.4
Ownership of electronic gadget with internet access*
 Smartphone 199 99
 Laptop 104 51.7
 Computer 63 31.3
 Tablet 49 24.4
 All 31 15.4
The most common mode of internet access
 Smartphone 199 99
 Computer 2 1
Internet use per week
 7 days 192 95.5
 2–6 days 9 4.5
Preferred time to use internet
 Day (6 am to 5 pm) 18 9
 Evening (5 pm–10 pm) 79 39.3
 Night (10 pm-5 am) 104 51.7
Internet use per day
  ≤ 5 Hours 145 72.1
 6–10 Hours 44 21.9
  > 10 Hours 12 6.0
Money spent on the internet per month
 INR 1–150 102 50.7
 INR151–300 48 23.9
 INR 301–500 31 15.4
 INR > 500 20 10
Log in status
 Permanently login 122 60.7
 On and off 79 39.3
Problematic internet use
 Yes 83 41.3
 No 118 58.3
  1. * Multiple response