What Part Of The Population Is Most Addicted To Mobile Phones?

Have you ever asked yourself the question of which part of the population is the most addicted to mobile phones? This question has been launched from the portal Culture, obtaining the answer that those people whose ages range between 15 and 24 years are the ones who present the greatest addiction to these devices. No one will deny that smartphones are of great help when used correctly, but that the appearance of all kinds of applications and the possibility of being connected to the network from anywhere, has caused the appearance of this type of addiction.

According to some studies, more than 90% of the population has a smartphone, and of these, about 95% use it on a daily basis. Average use is 3 hours and 20 minutes, with applications being the ones that consume most of the time.

What user profile uses the mobile phone the most?

The youth population between 25 and 34 years old  is the one that uses smartphones the most to consult information,  81.3% . It is followed by those from  13 to 24 years old, 80.4%  and those between  35 and 44 years old  are the third group that most uses these devices to surf the internet,  69.5%.

Adults , however,  prefer the computer to surf the net . The  95%  of the elderly  aged 65 and 74 , choose the PC instead of the mobile phone. The same goes for the very young,  87%  of users  between 45 and 54 years old  and  85% between 55 and 64 years old  also prefer this device.

Based on this report,  the youth population is  the one that uses smartphones  the most and has the highest risk of becoming addicted  as they grow up in the digital age. The data collected confirms this. 27% of 10-year-olds already own a mobile phone  and as age increases, the ownership of these devices grows exponentially, resulting in  94% of 15-year-olds already having their own smartphone.

What symptoms do mobile phone addicts suffer from?

Nomophobia is the name given to this addiction, being more common than we might think. The most common symptoms are:

  • Need to compulsively access  the mobile phone to check notifications or warnings.
  • Show  discomfort, irritability or anxiety  if the internet connection is faulty or when the use of the device is restricted or prohibited.
  • Sleeping with the device very close , against the bed, on the floor or under the pillow, or suffering from insomnia due to the need to check the phone or be connected.
  • Do not enjoy leisure if the mobile runs out of battery  or carry chargers or batteries to prevent the mobile from turning off.
  • Loss of track of time  when using mobile phone.
  • Low academic performance and socialization problems.

On the other hand and in addition to those mentioned, this addiction  can also present physical disorders.  Experiencing  exhaustion or visual irritation,  neck pain ,  diseases  derived from germs,  car accidents  or in some cases  male impotence , are typical of nomophobia.