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Table 2 Likelihood of locations and scope of internet sites accessed according to the degree of maladaptive internet use.

From: Risk factors and psychosocial characteristics of potential problematic and problematic internet use among adolescents: A cross-sectional study

  Overall maladaptive
internet use
(n = 181)
Problematic internet use
(n = 13)
Potential problematic
internet use
(n = 168)
Normal internet use
(n = 685)
  n (%) AOR*
(95% CI)
n (%) AOR*
(95% CI)
n (%) AOR*
(95% CI)
n (%)
Locations of internet access        
   Own house 142 (78.4) 1.76 (1.18-2.62) 11 (84.6) 2.76 (0.60-12.68) 131 (78.0) 1.71 (1.14-2.56) 452 (66.0)
   Friend's house 38 (21.0) 0.86 (0.57-1.30) 3 (23.9) 1.00 (0.27-3.72) 35 (20.8) 0.86 (0.56-1.30) 163 (23.8)
   Internet café 107 (57.5) 1.90 (1.34-2.70) 9 (69.2) 2.76 (0.82-9.31) 95 (56.5) 1.86 (1.29-2.66) 237 (34.6)
Scope of internet sites used        
   E-mail 104 (57.4) 1.83 (1.30-2.58) 9 (69.2) 2.94 (0.88-9.76) 95 (56.5) 1.76 (1.24-2.50) 285 (41.6)
   Mass media 30 (16.6) 1.00 (0.63-1.57) 0 (0.0) NC 30 (17.8) 1.08 (0.68-1.69) 114 (16.6)
   Chat room 101 (55.8) 2.28 (1.62-3.21) 9 (69.2) 3.73 (1.12-12.38) 92 (54.8) 2.19 (1.54-3.12) 230 (33.6)
   Games 137 (75.7) 1.95 (1.31-2.90) 12 (92.3) 5.78 (0.72-46.32) 125 (74.4) 1.86 (1.24-2.78) 364 (53.1)
   Education 38 (21.0) 0.61 (0.40-0.91) 4 (30.8) 1.12 (0.33-3.80) 34 (20.2) 0.57 (0.38-0.87) 232 (33.9)
   Sexual information 38 (21.0) 2.70 (1.66-4.38) 6 (46.2) 6.77 (2.09-21.97) 32 (19.0) 2.43 (1.46-4.02) 48 (7.0)
  1. *AOR: Adjusted Odds Ratio for age and sex
  2. 95% CI: 95% Confidence Interval
  3. NC: Not computable