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Table 3 Association of socio-demographic and activity related characteristics of internet users with internet addiction

From: Prevalence and associated factors of internet addiction among young adults in Bangladesh

Variables with categoryAddicted (%)Not addicted (%)Chi-squareP value
Age1.250.27
 19–24 years91 (28.62)227 (71.38)
 25–35 years32 (23.53)104 (76.47)
Sex5.5200.02*
 Male78 (31.58)169 (68.42)
 Female45 (21.74)162 (78.26)
Occupation4.9680.17
 Housewife1 (5.88)16 (94.12)
 Job30 (31.25)66 (68.75)
 Student90 (27.19)241 (72.81)
 Others2 (20.00)8 (80.00)
Father’s occupation5.0040.29
 Business45 (33.83)88 (66.17)
 Farmer8 (21.05)30 (78.95)
 Job46 (25.56)134 (74.44)
 Others10 (26.32)28 (73.68)
Mother’s occupation4.0280.26
 Business3 (60.00)2 (40.00)
 Housewife98 (25.99)279 (74.01)
 Job10 (35.71)18 (64.29)
Living setup6.3590.01*
 Family members72 (23.45)235 (76.55)
 Others (mess, hostel)51 (34.69)96 (65.31)
Monthly family income (Taka)4.8240.09
 < 20,00020 (40.00)30 (60.00)
 20,000–40,00038 (24.68)116 (75.32)
> 40,00065 (26.00)185 (74.00)
Place of residence0.7850.68
 Rural14 (31.82)30 (68.18)
 Semi-urban18 (24.32)56 (75.68)
 Urban91 (27.08)245 (72.92)
Smoking (current smoker)38.201< 0.01*
 No60 (18.75)260 (81.25)
 Yes63 (47.01)71 (52.99)
Recommended amount of physical activity11.233< 0.01*
 No66 (35.48)120 (64.52)
 Yes57 (21.27)211 (78.73)
Length of using the internet7.3660.03*
 < 6 months6 (17.65)28 (82.35)  
 6–12 month2 (7.69)24 (92.31)
 > 1 year115 (29.19)279 (70.81)
Having computer0.4290.51
 No46 (25.41)135 (74.59)
 Yes77 (28.21)196 (71.79)
Device where internet is used7.2230.03*
 Mobile/tab35 (22.58)120 (77.42)
 Computer50 (25.38)147 (74.62)
 Both38 (37.25)64 (62.75)
Time spent daily on the internet67.699< 0.01*
 < 1 h6 (9.68)56 (90.32)
 1–< 2 h12 (10.26)105 (89.74)
 2–< 3 h26 (22.61)89 (77.39)
 3 or 3+ h79 (49.38)81 (50.63)
App/web most commonly used4.2270.38
 Social media69 (27.94)178 (72.06)  
 Emailing19 (21.35)70 (78.65)
 Online video20 (29.41)48 (70.59)
 Gaming8 (23.53)26 (76.47)
 Others7 (43.75)9 (56.25)
Family relation detachment  7.418< 0.01*
 No107 (25.48)313 (74.52)
 Yes16 (47.06)18 (52.94)
Overuse of internet among family members6.4750.01*
 No76 (23.68)245 (76.32)  
 Yes47 (35.34)86 (64.66)
Peers/workplace encouragement3.6410.06
 No64 (23.79)205 (76.21)
 Yes59 (31.89)126 (68.11)
  1. *Statistically significant association at p < 0.05