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Table 1 Reported mobile phone access and regular mobile phone use in different age groups and according to sex and household income

From: Ownership and use of wireless telephones: a population-based study of Swedish children aged 7–14 years

  Children who reported mobile phone access Children who reported regular use *
  Total in category % N Total in category % N
Age (in years)       
   7 165 49.1 (81) 76 7.9 (6)
   8 184 47.3 (87) 85 9.4 (8)
   9 158 75.3 (119) 109 12.8 (14)
   10 186 80.6 (150) 145 19.3 (28)
   11 192 90.1 (173) 172 14.5 (25)
   12 182 92.3 (168) 165 34.5 (57)
   13 175 97.1 (170) 167 44.9 (75)
   14 179 98.3 (176) 176 44.9 (79)
p, χ2-test   <0.001    <0.001  
Sex       
   Female 712 81.2 (578) 566 31.8 (180)
   Male 709 77.0 (546) 529 21.2 (112)
p, χ2-test   0.053    <0.001  
Household income       
   <Average 170 73.5 (125) 122 36.1 (44)
   Average 700 79.0 (553) 538 26.6 (143)
   >Average 514 81.7 (420) 410 23.7 (97)
p, χ2-test   0.07    0.02  
  1. * = Defined as talking for ≥ 2 min per day among those who reported mobile phone access.
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