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Table 3 Association of selected risk factors with Problematic Internet Use (N = 201)

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

Variable Average Internet users (118) Problematic Internet users (83) Unadjusted OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95%CI)
Gender (Male) 76 56 1.15 (0.63–2.08) 0.68 (0.32–1.46)
Permanent residence (Delhi) 93 59 1.51 (0.79–2.89) 0.49 (0.21–1.10)
Hostel accommodation status (Yes) 67 45 0.90 (0.51–1.59) 0.63 (0.31–1.31)
Admission year (2016 & 2017) 85 62 1.15 (0.61–2.17) 1.352 (0.65–2.80)
Age at first internet use (> 10 Years) 18 14 1.13 (0.53–2.42) 1.34 (0.55–3.28)
Preferred time of day for internet access (Evening or Night) 105 78 1.931 (0.66–5.64) 2.62 (0.78–8.86)
Work or assignment (Yes) 117 82 1.4 (0.09–23.14) 1.35 (0.06–30.16)
Communication with friend (Yes) 117 81 2.90 (0.26–32.39) 1.31 (0.08–20.98)
Browsing (Yes) 116 81 1.43 (0.20–10.38) 1.77 (0.19–16.08)
Recreational or Relaxation (Yes) 115 81 0.95 (0.16–5.79) 0.24 (0.02–3.38)
Wasting time (Yes) 112 81 0.46 (0.09–2.34) 1.14 (0.17–7.50)
Shopping (Yes) 110 76 1.27 (0.44–3.64) 1.95 (0.55–6.91)
News update (Yes) 107 74 1.18 (0.47–3.00) 0.96 (0.31,2.99)
Chatting (Yes) 106 72 1.35 (0.57–3.23) 3.44 (1.02–11.53) *
Research (Yes) 106 72 1.35 (0.565–3.23) 2.04 (0.62–6.66)
Games (Yes) 98 71 0.83 (0.38–1.80) 0.77 (0.30–1.99)
Emotional support (Yes) 81 72 0.33 (0.16–0.70) * 0.28 (0.12–0.69) *
Meeting new people (Yes) 79 63 0.64 (0.34–1.21) 0.72 (0.30–1.70)
Adult content (Yes) 69 62 0.48 (0.26–0.88) * 0.37 (0.16–0.81) *
Gambling (Yes) 19 23 0.50 (0.25–1.00) * 0.65 (0.29–1.46)
  1. * p < 0.05