Söderquist F, Hardell L, Carlberg M, Mild KH (2007)

The goals of this study were to assess ownership and use of cell phones and cordless phones in children and to examine factors that could explain cell phone access and regular use.

A questionnaire was sent to 2,000 children , with 125 boys and 125 girls in each of 8 years between 7 and 14 years. The participants were selected from the Swedish population registry. The response rate was 71.2%. Overall, 79.2% of the respondents had cell phone access, and 26.7% of these reported using the phone for more than 2 minutes per day. Only 5.9% used hands-free equipment. Cordless phone use was reported by 83.8% and 38.5% of them talked for more than 5 minutes per day. Girls reported more frequent use than boys.


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