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Table 2 Summary of individual item response rates from the Internet Addiction Survey

From: Problematic internet usage in US college students: a pilot study

Question Not applicable Rarely Occasionally Frequently Often Always
You find that you stay online longer than you intended 0% 6% 24% 28% 30% 10%
You neglect household chores to spend more time online 2% 28% 45% 13% 9% 2%
You prefer the excitement of the Internet to intimacy with your partner 30% 64% 4% 1% 0% 0%
You form new relationships with fellow online users 12% 62% 20% 4% 0.5% .5%
Others in your life complain to you about the amount of time you spend online 14% 70% 13% 1% 1% 0%
Your grades or schoolwork suffer because of the amount of time you spend online 7% 50% 33% 6% 3% 1%
You check your email before something else that you need to do 4% 12% 28% 19% 18% 18%
Does your job performance or productivity suffer because of the Internet? 15% 53% 23% 6% 1% 1%
You become defensive or secretive when anyone asks you what you do online 18% 70% 12% 1% 0% 0%
You block out disturbing thoughts about your life with soothing thoughts of the Internet 21% 67% 10% 1% .5% .5%
You find yourself anticipating when you will go online again 11% 54% 27% 6% 2% 0%
You fear that life without the Internet would be boring, empty or joyless 15% 55% 21% 7% 1% 0.5%
You snap, yell or act annoyed if someone bothers you while you are online 21% 72% 5% 1% 0% 0%
You lose sleep due to late night logins 11% 50% 25% 9% 5% 0%
You feel preoccupied with the Internet when offline or fantasize about being online 21% 68% 8% 2% 1% 0%
You find yourself saying "Just a few more minutes" when online 7% 31% 33% 17% 7% 4%
You try to cut down the amount of time you spend online 7% 29% 38% 16% 8% 4%
You try to hide how long you've been online 15% 73% 8% 3% 1% 0.5%
You choose to spend more time online than going out with others 15% 74% 8% 2% 0% 0.5%
You feel depressed, moody or nervous when you are offline, which goes away when you are back online 22% 73% 3% 0.5% 1% 0%