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Table 3 The use of Wechat or QQ in dentists’ clinical work (n = 379 subjects)

From: Smartphone and medical application use among dentists in China

  Number Percent (%)
Have you installed Wechat or QQ on your smartphone?
 Yes 379 100
Do you use WeChat or QQ in clinical practice?
 Yes 379 100
The purpose for using WeChat or QQ in clinical practice
 Communicating with patients 294 77.6
 Communicating with peers 317 83.6
 Acquiring medical information 319 84.2
 Others 76 20
Frequency of using WeChat or QQ in clinical practice
 At least once a day 279 73.6
 At least once a week 79 20.8
 Less than once a month 21 5.5
Daily use of WeChat or QQ in clinical practice within dentists (in minutes)
 None 0 0
 1–10 min 51 13.5
 11–20 min 66 17.4
 21–30 min 72 19
 31–40 min 49 12.9
 41–50 min 24 6.3
 51–60 min 19 5.0
  > 60 min 98 25.9