Table 4

Predictors of passive information consumption for popular channels and sources (n = 1,057)
TV Radio Paper Nu.nl Newspaper website Twitter Facebook/Hyves
R2 .17 .22 .30 .11 .08 .09 .09
Beta Beta Beta Beta Beta Beta Beta
Perceived severity Salmonella .06
Perceived severity Salmonella outbreak .11** .09** .08* .07
Carefulness with salmon preparation .06 .09**
Carefulness with general food preparation .15*** .06 .13***
Interest in health information .25*** .17*** .16*** .15*** .22*** .06
Perceived health .10** .10** .06 .10* .07*
Knowledge about Salmonella -.08*
Time spent with/on medium .24*** .40*** .45*** .11*** .09** .25*** .17*** (Facebook) .11** (Hyves)
Age -.06 -.25*** -.08* -.10** -.11**
Education -.08* -.07
Children .06 .07*
Sex -.15*** -.10** -.05 -.07 -.11** -.06
Income .07* .06*

Note: ‘Children’ assessed as 0 = no, 1 = yes; ‘Sex’ assessed as 0 = male, 1 = female; ‘Time spent on Twitter as 0 = no, 1 = yes.

*p < .05 **p < .01 ***p < .001.

van Velsen et al.

van Velsen et al. BMC Public Health 2014 14:100   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-100

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