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Computer Use among Different Gender Medical Students in Inner Mongolia Medical University in China


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1 Inner Mongolia Medical University, Hohhot, China
2 Beijing Yisheng Care Medical Technology Co., Ltd., Beijing, China
3 Business College of Shanxi University, Shanxi, China
 

Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the difference of computer use and the negative effects for different gender in the Medical University of Inner Mongolia. Methods: A crosssectional census was conducted on medical students on campus in 2013. Descriptive results were expressed as percentage, prevalence and means ± S.D. Gender differences of using computer time and using computer purpose for male and female students were analyzed by chi-square test. Results: Students using computer more than three hours per day had higher headache prevalence and poor academic performance prevalence than that less than three hours per day. The prevalence of male students using computer more than three hours per day was significantly higher than female students (χ2 = 72.92, p < 0.001). The prevalence of male students using computer for playing games was more than 3 times higher than female students (50.2% vs 16.1%, χ2 = 783.70, p < 0.001). Conclusion: Using computer for long time brings more students headache and poor academic performance. These results suggest that using computer time reasonably and learning efficiently among university students are necessary, especially for male.

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Different Gender, Computer Use, Purpose, Headache, Academic Performance.
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Lan Wang
Inner Mongolia Medical University, Hohhot, China
Zhuang Su
Inner Mongolia Medical University, Hohhot, China
Baofeng Chi
Inner Mongolia Medical University, Hohhot, China
Ying Yang
Inner Mongolia Medical University, Hohhot, China
Chengcheng Yin
Beijing Yisheng Care Medical Technology Co., Ltd., Beijing, China
Jiao Zhou
Business College of Shanxi University, Shanxi, China
Yuan Xia
Inner Mongolia Medical University, Hohhot, China
Juan Sun
Inner Mongolia Medical University, Hohhot, China

Abstract


Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the difference of computer use and the negative effects for different gender in the Medical University of Inner Mongolia. Methods: A crosssectional census was conducted on medical students on campus in 2013. Descriptive results were expressed as percentage, prevalence and means ± S.D. Gender differences of using computer time and using computer purpose for male and female students were analyzed by chi-square test. Results: Students using computer more than three hours per day had higher headache prevalence and poor academic performance prevalence than that less than three hours per day. The prevalence of male students using computer more than three hours per day was significantly higher than female students (χ2 = 72.92, p < 0.001). The prevalence of male students using computer for playing games was more than 3 times higher than female students (50.2% vs 16.1%, χ2 = 783.70, p < 0.001). Conclusion: Using computer for long time brings more students headache and poor academic performance. These results suggest that using computer time reasonably and learning efficiently among university students are necessary, especially for male.

Keywords


Different Gender, Computer Use, Purpose, Headache, Academic Performance.