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Internet Addiction among Health Sciences Students in Nepal

According to Shaw and Black, 2008 Internet addiction has attracted increasing coverage in the popular media among researchers and this attention has paralleled the growth in computer use and Internet access. There are a wide range of reports on the prevalence rate of internet addiction (0.3% to 38%). Young estimated that about 5-10% of internet users were addicted to it. According to reports by Lejoyeux and Weinstein, the prevalence rate of internet addiction in the United States and Europe ranged from 1.5 to 8.2%. Internet addiction has been most studied in the Far East. In China, prevalence rates vary between 10.2% of moderate users and 0.6% of the severely addicted. Studies estimated that 3-13% of all university students are internet addicts. In 2003, a research on 1360 freshmen at Taiwan University, using Chen Internet Addiction Scale (CIAS), estimated that 17.9% of them were addicted to internet.

Citation: Marahatta SB, Adhikari B, Aryal N, Regmi R (2015) Internet Addiction and Associated Factors among Health Sciences Students in Nepal. J Community Med Health Educ 5:362.

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