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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of study participants in Ethiopia, 2019 (n = 548)

From: Prevalence and associated factors of internet addiction among undergraduate university students in Ethiopia: a community university-based cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency Percentage
Age
Below mean 205 37.4
Above mean 343 62.6
Sex
Male 291 53.1
Female 257 46.9
Internet use experience (in months)
0 to 6 months 131 23.9
6 to 12 months 96 17.5
12 or more months 321 58.6
Internet use per day (in hours)
Less than 5 h 501 91.4
Greater than or equal to 5 h 47 8.6
The most common mode of Internet access
Wi-Fi 268 48.9
Broadband 16 2.9
Mobile internet 124 22.6
Data card 140 25.5
Login status
Log in and off occasionally during the day 433 79.0
Permanently online 115 21.0
Current Khat chewer   
Yes 104 19.0
No 444 81.0
Current cigarette smoker
Yes 62 11.3
No 486 88.7
Current alcohol Drunker
Yes 139 25.4
No 409 74.6
Current cannabis use
Yes 22 4.0
No 526 96.0
Mental distress
Yes 106 19.3
No 442 80.7