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Table 2 Pattern Internet Access and Use

From: Evaluation of internet access and utilization by medical students in Lahore, Pakistan

Item Total Male Female P Value
  n % n % n %  
1. Experience with internet use        .156
Yes 440 84.0% 173 81.2% 267 85.9%  
No 84 16.0% 40 18.8% 44 14.1%  
2. Frequency of internet use        .192
Frequently 120 23.1% 54 25.8% 66 21.3%  
Regularly 108 20.9% 50 23.9% 58 18.8%  
Occasionally 218 42.1% 79 37.8% 139 45.0%  
Rarely 72 13.9% 26 12.5% 46 14.9%  
3. Internet services used by students        .219
Personal 108 22.0% 43 21.7% 65 22.1%  
Academic 84 17.0% 27 13.6% 57 19.4%  
Both 300 61.0% 128 64.7% 172 58.5%  
4. Place of internet use        .000
Café 34 6.6% 23 11.1% 11 3.6%  
Home 363 70.5% 121 58.5% 242 78.6%  
Library 107 20.8% 58 28.0% 49 15.9%  
Other 11 2.1% 5 2.4% 6 1.9%  
5. Search engines used        .526
Google 450 88.9% 187 89.9% 263 88.3%  
Yahoo 45 8.9% 15 7.2% 30 10.1%  
Others 11 2.2% 6 2.9% 5 1.6%  
6. Ability to search Pubmed/pakmedinet for article        .014
Yes 166 34.0% 82 40.2% 84 29.5%  
No 323 66.0% 122 59.8% 201 70.5%