KARTHIK THULASI – BBA/50008/16
AISWARYA K – BBA/50009/16
MOBILE PHONE USAGE AND HEALTH OF
YOUNG PEOPLE IN INDIA
Cell phones are an integral part of modern
Around 4.8 billion cell phone subscriptions are
globally made and also 11 to 12 million is added every month.
Approximately more than 200 countries use mobile
REVIEW OF LITERATURE
Mobile usage among Indians
There are 20% mobile subscribers in rural areas and 80% in
urban areas. In 1994 was the first mobile cellular service introduced. When you
compare it with other communication media, in 2012, there were 929.37m cell
phone users, 31.53m landline and 116.5m television users.
Mobile phones and Young people in the country
Cell phones have become an important part of any adolescent
in India. More than half of the country’s population is under 25 years of age
and are mobile phone users. College students and working adults clearly specifies
that cell phones play an important role in daily life. It’s used for various
communication and social media activities. The uses of mobile phones are
causing high risk of health among the youngsters.
Mobile phones and health
Medical researchers are concerned about the health issues
caused by usage of cell phones which are affected by the radio frequency and
micro electromagnetic waves.it can have health risks small as well as huge,
these waves can affect our brain, sleep, heart rate, blood pleasure etc. even
Effects of increased mobile usage on health of youth
in India (15-25years)
What are the effects of mobile phone usage on the
youth health in the country?
What is their responsiveness to this issue?
What are the factors behind the increasing usage of
The main aim is to determine the effects of the
increased usage of cell phones on youth health.
Secondly to measure the responsiveness and awareness
about the increased use of cell phones among them.
Thirdly to identify the factors that led to increased
usage of mobile phones among the youth.
Study population of youth between 15 to 25 years
Geographical area Chennai, Tamil Nadu
DITERMINATION OF SAMPLE DESIGN
Sampling technique will be adopted.
By systematic Random Sampling 4 schools and 6 colleges
from Chennai will be selected.
We will require around 600 individuals for the survey.
COLLECTION OF DATA
The type of method used is Mixed method.
The technique used is
Ø Mail survey
300 students from 7
colleges at the age of 18 to 25 will be selected. The questionnaires will be sent
Ø Personal (face
to face) survey
200 students from 4
schools of the age 15 to 18 will be selected by systematic random sampling. There
will be trained interviewers for assistance and filling the survey.
Tool used is a semi-structured questionnaire.
ANALYSIS OF DATA
Data is analyzed in terms of the following
Number of years mobile phones used by a particular
Duration of mobile usage
Number of health issues faced by the people using
PREPARATION OF THE REPORT
Once all the information is gained the final step is preparation