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Table 3 Patterns of use of Internet services by students

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

Item Student Nurses (N = 83) No % Medical students (N = 100 No % Total (N = 183)
Ever used the Internet?    
Yes 32 (38.6) 79 (79) 111 (60.7)
No 41 (49.4) 21 (21) 62 (33.9)
No response 10 (12.0) 0 10 (5.5)
Frequency of Internet use.    
1. Most frequently    
2. Regularly 4 (12.5) 5 (6.3) 9 (8.1)
3. Occasionally 7 (21.9) 29 (36.7) 36 (32.4)
4. Rarely 15 (46.9) 27 (34.2) 42 (37.8)
  6 (18.8) 18 (22.8) 24 (21.6)
2. Internet services used by students    
   a. E-mail 26 (81.3) 58 (73.4) 84 (75.7)
   b. Web browsing 2 (12.5) 21 (26.6) 25 (22.5)
   c. Games 1 (3.1) 0 1 (0.9)
   d. Others (movies) 1 (3.1) 0 1 (0.9)
3. Mode of Internet use    
   a. Assisted 18 (59.4) 30 (30.0) 49 (44.1)
   b. Not Assisted 13 (40.6) 49 (62.0) 62 (55.8)
4. Where Internet service was Used.    
   a. Cyber café 28 (87.5) 69 (87.3) 97 (87.4)
   b. Home 0 9 (11.4) 9 (8.1)
   c. Library 1 (3.1) 0 1 (0.9)
   d. A friend's house 3 (9.4) 1 (1.3) 4 (3.6)
5. Search engines used    
   a. Yahoo 30 (93.8) 69 (87.3) 99 (89.2)
   b. Google 1 (3.1) 9 (11.4) 10 (9.0)
   c. Alta Vista 1 (3.1) 0 1 (0.9)
   d. Ask Jeeves   1 (1.3) 1 (0.9)