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Table 1 Comparison of mean and standard deviation of social networking addiction score in terms of demographic characteristics

From: The relationship between social networking addiction and academic performance in Iranian students of medical sciences: a cross-sectional study

Variable

n (%)

Mean (SD)

P- value

Sex

Male

161 (44)

52.65 (11.50)

0.001

Female

199 (55.3)

49.35 (13.96)

Age group

≤20

19 (5.3)

53.78 (14.95)

21–30

310 (86.1)

51.54 (15.98)

NS*

31–40

31 (8.6)

50.57 (11.45)

Age (years), mean (SD)

25.48 ± 3.39

Educational level

Undergraduate

168 (46.7)

52.8 (12.70)

Postgraduate

126 (35.0)

50.61 (12.75)

NS

Ph.D.

66 (18.3)

48.03 (13.95)

School

Medicine

41 (11.4)

51.73 (16.05)

Paramedical

95 (26.4)

53.49 (12.53)

Dentistry

101 (28.1)

50.43 (11.73)

NS

Pharmacy

44 (12.2)

48.54 (12.54)

Nursing and Midwifery

50 (13.9)

48.08 (13.67)

Health

29 (8.9)

50.41 (12.84)

  1. *Non-significant