Table 1

Description of Internet users (e-health and non e-health users) according to socio-demographic variables (N = 1927)

E-health users % (N)

Non e-health users % (N)


Male

Female

Male

Female


Age group

18 -29

60.7(68)

65.5(131)

39.3 (44)

34 (68)


30-41

61 (94)

78.8 (145)

35.7 (55)

20.7 (38)


42-53

47.1 (137)

59.0 (271)

51.5(150)

40.1 (184)


54-65

41 (87)

52.9 (166)

56.6 (120)

46.5(146)



P value, male

<.001


P value, female

<.001



Marital status

Unmarried

54.9 (147)

65.3 (241)

43.3 (116)

34.4 (127)


Married

50.4 (198)

61.8 (385)

49.3 (194)

39.2 (244)


Widower

17.5 (7)

40.6 (13)

82.5 (33)

59.4 (19)


Separated/Divorced

55.2 (32)

61.9 (73)

43.1 (25)

37.3 (44)



P value, male

.021


P value, female

.328



Education

Illiterate

0 (0)

0 (0)

0 (0)

100 (1)


Primary

50.0 (5)

46.7 (7)

50.0 (5)

53.3 (8)


Middle school

31.6 (36)

55.8 (63)

65.8 (75)

43.4 (49)


High school

50.8 (210)

63.6 (7)

47.5 (196)

27.3 (3)


College graduate

58.2 (135)

58.8 (351)

40.1 (93)

40.4 (241)



P value, male

.0057


P value, female

.24



Work status

Employed

49.6 (314)

61.5 (531)

48.8 (309)

37.8 (327)


Unemployed

27.8 (5)

63.0 (17)

66.7 (12)

33.3 (9)


Student

67.3 (37)

70.7 (87)

30.9 (17)

29.3 (36)


Retired

45.8 (27)

44.0 (29)

50.8 (30)

53.8 (35)


Housewife

---

60.3 (44)

---

39.7 (29)



P value, male

.28


P value, female

.02


Totals may not always be the same because of missing values

Siliquini et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:21   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-11-21

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