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Mobile phone usage
and
Health of Youth
OUTLINE
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Introduction
Review of Literature
Rationale
Research Problem
Research Question
Objectiv...
Introduction
• Mobile or cellular phones are now an integral part of
modern telecommunications.
• More than 200 countries ...
Review
of
Literature
Mobile use among Indians
• Mobile cellular service was introduced in 1994.
Usuage of mobile phones
Rural
20%

Urban
80%

•...
Comparison with other communication media
Users in Millions
Landlines
3%

Televisions
11%

Mobile phones
86%

In 2012, in ...
Mobile phones and youth
• Mobile phone use has become nearly ubiquitous among
adolescents in the India.
• More than half o...
Mobile Phones and Health

• Medical researchers are concerned about the possible health
risks, even small ones ,as a resul...
Rationale
In India there are about 929 million mobile
phone users, majority of which belong to
young age population, which...
Research Problem

• Impact of increased usage of Mobile
phone on the health of youth (15-25
years)
Research Questions
• What is the impact of the mobile usage on
the health of youth?
• What factors contribute to the incre...
Objectives
• The main purpose is to determine the impact of the
increased use of mobile phones on Youth’s health .
• The s...
Methodology
RESEARCH DESIGN
Quantitative
Research Design
Descriptive study
Cross-sectional Study
(15-25 years)

Geographical Area

Study Population

Youth

Jaipur
, Rajasthan
Sampling and Sample size determination
Sampling procedure will be adopted.

Probability Sampling

School/Colleges of Jaipu...
Tools and Techniques
Type-Mixed Method
Technique- 1.Face to Face Surveys.
2.Mail Surveys

Tool- Questionnaire(Semi-structu...
Face to Face
Survey

• Total 150 individuals of age 15-18 years
from 3 schools selected by systematic
random sampling.
• T...
Analysis Of Data
• Frequency distribution in terms of :
 Age
 Sex
 Education
 Number of years you were using mobile ph...
References
1. National Radiological Protection Board. Mobile phones and health 2004:
report by the Board of NRPB. Chilton,...
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you later.. 
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  1. 1. Mobile phone usage and Health of Youth
  2. 2. OUTLINE • • • • • • •     • • Introduction Review of Literature Rationale Research Problem Research Question Objectives Methodology Study design Study population and area Sampling and sample size determination Tools and Techniques Analysis of Data References
  3. 3. Introduction • Mobile or cellular phones are now an integral part of modern telecommunications. • More than 200 countries were estimated to be using mobile phones . • There are approximately 4.6 billion mobile phone subscriptions globally to which 11 to 12 million more are added every month. (Maier M. Brains and mobile phones. BMJ, 2006, 332:864–865)
  4. 4. Review of Literature
  5. 5. Mobile use among Indians • Mobile cellular service was introduced in 1994. Usuage of mobile phones Rural 20% Urban 80% • 80% cellular subscribers in urban areas and 20% in rural areas.
  6. 6. Comparison with other communication media Users in Millions Landlines 3% Televisions 11% Mobile phones 86% In 2012, in India there were 929.37 million mobile phone users, 31.53 million landlines and 116.5 million television users.
  7. 7. Mobile phones and youth • Mobile phone use has become nearly ubiquitous among adolescents in the India. • More than half of India’s population is under 25 years of age and is at the forefront of mobile phone revolution. • College-going and working young adults in India clearly indicate that mobile phones play a crucial role in their life and they use them for a variety of communication and media-related activities such as accessing internet, news, messengers, facebook , listening to music and taking pictures. • The growth of mobile phones in India and in particular their popularity and use by young people in India is posing a high risk to their health (Ahmed, 2004).
  8. 8. Mobile Phones and Health • Medical researchers are concerned about the possible health risks, even small ones ,as a result of the exposure to Radio Frequency and microwave electromagnetic fields, have been expressed since the introduction of mobile phones. • The adverse health effects of radiofrequency fields are on brain electrical activity, cognitive function, sleep, heart rate and blood pressure due to over indulgence of mobile phones (WHO study 'Electromagnetic fields and public health: mobile phones). • The electromagnetic fields produced by mobile phones are classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as possibly carcinogenic to humans.
  9. 9. Rationale In India there are about 929 million mobile phone users, majority of which belong to young age population, which are also suffering from the harmful effects of the same and are NOT aware about it. In our study we will emphasize on the issues leading to the these harmful effects and also measure the youth responsiveness towards this insidious problem.
  10. 10. Research Problem • Impact of increased usage of Mobile phone on the health of youth (15-25 years)
  11. 11. Research Questions • What is the impact of the mobile usage on the health of youth? • What factors contribute to the increased use of mobile phones among the youth? • What is the youth responsiveness towards the issue?
  12. 12. Objectives • The main purpose is to determine the impact of the increased use of mobile phones on Youth’s health . • The second purpose is to identify the factors that contributes to the increased use of mobile phones among youth . • The third purpose is to measure the awareness and responsiveness about the increased use of mobile phones and its harmful effects among the youth.
  13. 13. Methodology RESEARCH DESIGN Quantitative Research Design Descriptive study Cross-sectional Study
  14. 14. (15-25 years) Geographical Area Study Population Youth Jaipur , Rajasthan
  15. 15. Sampling and Sample size determination Sampling procedure will be adopted. Probability Sampling School/Colleges of Jaipur will be selected by Systematic Random Sampling -3 schools and 7 colleges. Total 500 individuals we need for the survey.
  16. 16. Tools and Techniques Type-Mixed Method Technique- 1.Face to Face Surveys. 2.Mail Surveys Tool- Questionnaire(Semi-structured)
  17. 17. Face to Face Survey • Total 150 individuals of age 15-18 years from 3 schools selected by systematic random sampling. • The surveys will be filled out by the assistance of the trained interviewers. Mail Surveys • Total 350 individuals of age 18-25 years from 7 colleges will be selected . • Sent by- E-Mails. • Over- sampling will be done i.e. of 700 individuals will be surveyed by E-mails.
  18. 18. Analysis Of Data • Frequency distribution in terms of :  Age  Sex  Education  Number of years you were using mobile phones  Duration of using Mobile phones.  Number of Health problems faced by individual who are using mobiles.  Data will further be analysed through SPSS .
  19. 19. References 1. National Radiological Protection Board. Mobile phones and health 2004: report by the Board of NRPB. Chilton, Didot, Oxfordshire, National Radiological Protection Board, 2004 (Documents of the NRPB, volume 15, no.5;http://www.hpa.org.uk/radiation/publications/documents_of_ nrpb/pdfs/doc_15_5.pdf, accessed 15 September 2006). 2. Maier M. Brains and mobile phones. BMJ, 2006, 332:864–865. 3.( Ahmed, Z (2004). Youth drives India's mobile phone revolution. Retreived from http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3585257.stm 4. : http://www.itu.int/ITUD/icteye/Reporting/ShowReportFrame.aspx?ReportName=/WTI/Cellular SubscribersPublic&RP_intYear=2008&RP_intLanguageID=1
  20. 20. Bye….. See you later.. 

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