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Table 2 Experience with Game Play among Medical Students

From: Medical student attitudes toward video games and related new media technologies in medical education

N = 217 Total n(%) Males n(%) Females n(%) P value
   Don't play 102(47) 29(28) 72(63)  
   Play game 116(53) 73(63) 43(37) <0.001
What are your favorite types of video games?*(N = 115)     
   Puzzle games 58(27) 28(38) 31(72) 0.001
   Strategy games 52(24) 46(63) 7(16) <0.001
   Role-playing games 40(18) 33(45) 8(19) <0.001
   Arcade games 29(13) 18(25) 11(26) NS**
   First person shooter games 43(20) 41(56) 2(5) <0.001
   Sports games 40(18) 32(44) 8(19) 0.005
   Simulation games 26(12) 16(22) 11(26) NS
   Adventure games 23(11) 14(19) 10(23) NS
   Other 12(6) 5(7) 8(19) NS
How frequently do you play video games?(N = 109)     
   Daily or almost daily 3(2.8) 2(3) 1(2) NS
   Several times per week 21(19.3) 17(25) 4(10) NS
   Several times a month 26(23.9) 17(25) 9(22) NS
   Rarely 54(54.1) 32(47) 27(66) NS
How has the number of hours you spend playing video games changed since you started professional school?(N = 109)     
   Increased 11(10) 4(6) 7(17) NS
   Stayed the same 22(20) 10(15) 12(29) NS
   Decreased 76(70) 54(79) 22(54) 0.01
I enjoy video games because*(N = 109)     
   They help me to relax 84(77) 54(79) 30(73) NS
   They provide a fun way to spend time with existing friends 73(67) 51(75) 22(54) 0.007
   They allow me to avoid studying 69(63) 44(65) 25(61) NS
   They challenge me (e.g., in problem solving) 67(62) 46(68) 21(51) NS
   I like exploring new worlds 59(54) 43(63) 16(39) NS
   I like the competitive aspects 56(51) 40(59) 16(39) 0.03
   They make me feel less lonely when friends are not available 28(26) 18(27) 10(24) NS
   They help to release hostility 23(21) 16(23) 7(17) NS
   I learn a lot from playing video games 21(19) 19(28) 2(5) NS
   Video games are a great way to make new friends 14(13) 12(18) 2(5) NS
  1. *Multiple responses were permitted, percentages do not add to 100%
  2. **NS = Non-significant