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Table 1 Endorsement of gaming addiction criteria

From: Gaming behavior and addiction among Hong Kong adolescents

Criteria of gaming addiction N (%)
1. Feeling preoccupied with playing games at the Internet café 7 (53.8 %)
2. Playing games at the Internet café with increasing amounts of time to achieve satisfaction 7 (53.8 %)
3. Repeatedly made unsuccessful efforts to control, cut back, or stop gaming at the Internet café 3 (23.1 %)
4. Feeling restless, moody, depressed, or irritable when attempting to cut down or stop gaming at the Internet café 4 (30.8 %)
5. Playing games at the Internet café longer than originally planned 7 (53.8 %)
6 Having jeopardized or risked significant relationships, educational opportunity because of gaming at the Internet café 11 (84.6 %)
7. Having lied to family members, therapists, or others to conceal the extent of gaming involvement 4 (30.8 %)
8. Playing games at the Internet café to escape from problems or to relieve dysphoric mood 2 (15.4 %)