Gadget Dependency among Medical College Students in Delhi


  • N Gupta
  • V Krishnamurthy
  • J Majhi
  • S Gupta


Background: Gadget holds the great importance in everyday life. Mobile phone and internet usage have become universal practice especially among the student community. Gadgets usage has both pros and cons. Objective: To assess the magnitude of gadget utilization among medical college students in Delhi and to estimate the burden of gadget dependency. Methodology: A cross sectional study was conducted in three medical colleges. The participants were 957 medical students selected by systematic random sampling, interviewed using a self-administered questionnaire. Result: The sample consisted of 485 (50.7%) males and 472 (49.3%) females, aged 17-25 years. Gadgets of at least one variety were uniformly used by all the students, 22.4% of the students surveyed were found to be gadget dependent.  Conclusion: Our study shows high prevalence of gadget dependency among medical students. There is need to create awareness regarding the problem of gadget dependency and its social and health effects.



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Gupta N, Krishnamurthy V, Majhi J, Gupta S. Gadget Dependency among Medical College Students in Delhi. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2013 Dec. 31 [cited 2024 Jul. 22];25(4):362-6. Available from:



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