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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants (N = 500)

From: Internet addiction and associated factors among medical and allied health sciences students in northern Tanzania: a cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency Percentage
Age in years
 Mean (SD) 23.8 (2.4)  
 ≤ 24 365 73.0
 > 24 135 27.0
Sex
 Male 292 58.4
 Female 208 41.6
Program of study
 Doctor of medicine 298 59.6
 Nursing 90 18.0
 Laboratory science 51 10.2
 Physiotherapy 35 7.0
 Optometry 12 2.4
 Prosthetics and orthotics 14 2.8
Year of study
 Year 2 144 28.0
 Year 3 216 43.0
 Year 4 87 17.4
 Year 5 53 10.6
Marital status
 In union 31 6.2
 Not in union 469 93.8
Residence
 On-campus 54 10.8
 Off-campus 446 89.2
Source of fund
 Family/personal 39 7.8
 HESLB/Sponsor 461 92.2