ISLAMABAD: Six per cent of people are suffering from internet addiction worldwide, hampering their health and interpersonal relationships, a study has revealed.
Researchers from University of Hong Kong presented 164 internet addiction prevalence figures, with an overall global prevalence estimate of six per cent, Indo-Asian News Service reported.
Data was taken from more than 89,000 individuals in 31 countries.
Prevalence ranged from a low of 2.6 per cent in Northern and Western Europe to a high of 10.9 per cent in the Middle East.
Internet addiction is an impulse-control problem marked by an inability to inhibit internet use which can adversely affect a person’s life.