Title : Prevalence and associated factors of internet addiction among young adults in Bangladesh

Authors : Tubayesha Hasan, Mohammad Morshed Alam, Abrar Wahab, Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader

Abstract : Background: In the last decades, the use of internet has increased many folds, and internet addiction has become a severe public health issue around the world. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of internet addiction among young adults (19–35 years) in Bangladesh and to identify factors associated with it. Methods: A total of 454 participants were selected from three administrative divisions of Bangladesh using multistage cluster sampling for this cross-sectional study. A self-reported questionnaire was used to collect data which included Young’s 20 items internet addiction test to assess internet addiction. Results: The overall prevalence of internet addiction was 27.1%. Addiction rate was 28.6% in the subgroup 19–24 years and 23.5% among 25–35 years old. In both chi-square and logistic regression analyses, internet addiction was significantly associated with living setup, time spent daily on the internet, a detached family relationship, physical activity, and smoking habit (p

Journal : Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association Volume : 95 Year : 2020 Issue : 3
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