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Table 2 Internet use practices (N = 500)

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

Internet use practices Frequency Percentage
Gadget for internet use
 College computers 8 1.6
 Personal/Own device 351 70.2
 Mixed 141 28.2
Method of internet access
 College Wi-Fi alone 15 3.0
 Mobile data/personal hotspot 230 46.0
 All the above 255 51.0
Amount (Tshs) spent using mobile data in a day
 Median (IQR) 500 (500, 1000)  
 ≤ 500 282 56.4
 > 500 218 43.6
Commonplace of internet use
 Hostel/home 133 26.6
 College 70 14.0
 Both hostel/home and college 297 59.4
Time (hours) spent using the internet per day
 Median (IQR) 5 (3, 8)  
 < 5 224 44.8
 ≥ 5 276 55.2
The primary purpose of internet use
 Academic 282 56.4
 Social networking 155 31.0
 Internet surfing 63 12.6