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Table 4 Factors independently associated with maladaptive internet use.

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

  Intercept
(β)
Standard Error (SE) Wald
p-value
AOR*
(95% CI)
Male gender 0.70 0.20 0.006 2.01 (1.35-3.00)
Utilizing the internet for retrieving sexual information 0.92 0.25 0.0003 2.52 (1.53-4.12)
Utilizing the internet for socialization and communication:     
   a) Chat rooms 0.68 0.19 0.0004 1.97 (1.36-2.86)
   b) E-mail 0.43 0.19 0.027 1.53 (1.05-2.24)
Utilizing the internet for interactive game-playing 0.61 0.22 0.005 1.85 (1.21-2.82)
Utilizing the internet for educational purposes -0.68 0.23 0.002 0.50 (0.32-0.79)
  1. *AOR: Adjusted Odds Ratio for age and sex, 95% CI: 95% Confidence Interval