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Table 1 Cellphone functions used by participants

From: New Zealand adolescents’ cellphone and cordless phone user-habits: are they at increased risk of brain tumours already? A cross-sectional study

Survey categories: % of all participants (N) % of those who used a cellphone (N=331)
SMS texting 80.7 (301) 90.9
Receiving calls 60.1 (224) 67.7
Camera 59.0 (220) 66.6
Online games/music/internet 46.4 (173) 52.3
Making calls 39.1 (146) 44.1
Self-nominated categories:   
Alarm 13.7 (51) 15.4
Calculator 8.8 (33) 10.0
Play stored games 4.6 (17) 5.1
Calendar 4.6 (17) 5.1
Bluetooth 4.0 (15) 4.5
Listen to stored material 3.2 (12) 3.6
Watch 2.7 (10) 3.0
Voice/video recorder 2.4 (9) 2.7
Timer/stopwatch 1.9 (7) 3.1
Send photos 1.9 (7) 2.1
Screen saver/tones etc. 1.9 (7) 2.1
Social networking < 1% (1) < 1% (1)
Check account < 1% (1) < 1% (1)
  1. Not all functions were available on all phones. It is possible that some participants allocated social networking to ‘internet’ use.