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Table 1 Ownership of mobile phones and sim cards

From: ‘We have the internet in our hands’: Bangladeshi college students’ use of ICTs for health information

  Student Sample Mirzapur General Population
  (N = 436) Whole sample
(N = 854)
Youth (18–24 years) (N = 92)
  Number (%) Number (%) Number (%)
Own a mobile phone 403 (92.4) 471 (55.2) 55 (59.8)
Own a sim card 406 (93.1) 473 (55.4) 57 (62.0)
Smartphone 208 (47.7) n/a n/a
Feature Phone* 184 (42.2) n/a n/a
Use mobile phone several times a day 243 (55.7) 244 (28.6) 36 (39.1)
  1. *Feature phones are cheaper than smartphones and offer some, but not all, smartphone capabilities. These usually include touchscreens, text messaging, basic multimedia, internet capabilities, and access to social networking sites