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Table 2 Pattern of use of the computer by nursing and medical students

From: Computer and internet use by first year clinical and nursing students in a Nigerian teaching hospital

Item Student Nurses (N = 83) Medical students (N = 100) Total (N = 183)
1. Computer literacy    
   Yes 20 (24.1) 58 (58) 78 (42.6)
   No 63 (75.9) 42 (42) 105 (57.4)
2. Reasons for Computer-illiteracy.    
   a. I don't have the time 17 (27.0) 21 (50.0) 38 (36.2)
   b. I have no access to a computer. 44 (69.8) 20 (47.6) 64 (61.0)
    2 (1.9)
   c. I'm not interested 1 (1.6)   1 (0.9)
   d. No response 1 (1.6) 1 (2.4)  
3. Types of programs used    
   1. Word perfect 4 (20) 15 (26.0) 19 (25.6)
   2. Microsoft word 11 (55) 38 (65.5) 49 (66.2)
   3. MS DOS 1 (5) 2 (3.4) 3 (4.1)
   4. Dbase 1 (5) 1 (1.7) 2 (2.7)
   5. Corel Draw 1 (5) 2 (3.4) 1 (1.4)
   6. Others 2 (10) 1 (1.7)  
4. Information sources use by Students.    
   a. Textbooks 14 (16.9) 15 (15.0) 29 (15.9)
   b. Journals 10 (12.0) 7 (7.0) 17 (8.3)
   c. The Internet 24 (28.9) 65 (65.0) 89 (48.6)
   d. MEDLINE on CD_ROM 14 (16.9) 1 (1.0) 15 (8.2)
   e. No response 21 (25.3) 12 (12.0) 33 (18.0)