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Table 4 Adjusted analysis for factors associated with internet addiction (N = 500)

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

Variable APRa 95%CI P-value
Regular place for internet use
 Hostel/home 0.82 (0.57, 1.18) 0.28
 College 0.45 (0.23, 0.86) 0.02
 Both hostel/home and college 1.00   
Time (hours) spent using the internet per day
 < 5 1.00   
 ≥ 5 1.84 (1.30, 2.63) 0.001
Primary purpose for internet use
 Academic 1.00   
 Social networking 1.64 (1.17, 2.31) 0.004
 Internet surfing 1.15 (0.69, 1.92) 0.59
  1. a Adjusted prevalence ratio, adjusted for a regular place for internet use, average time spent using the internet per day and primary purpose for internet use