Table 3

Patterns of use of Internet services by students

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)


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