Table 2

Description of Internet users (e-health and non e-health users) by health-related variables (N = 1927)

E-health users % (N)

Non e-health users % (N)


Male

Female

Male

Female


Chronic disease

Yes

57.7 (97)

75.6 (242)

38.1 (64)

23.8 (76)


No

47.8 (286)

56.1 (467)

51 (305)

43.1 (359)



P value. male

.0059


P value. female

<.001



Hospitalization

Yes

52.5 (62)

66.1 (111)

44.9 (53)

32.7 (55)


No

50.1 (320)

60.8 (598)

48.2 (308)

38.6 (380)



P value. male

.8220


P value. female

.5602



Drug use

Daily

54.2 (83)

73.1 (220)

41.2 (63)

25.9 (78)


2-3 times a week

34.6 (47)

51.1 (94)

64 (87)

48.4 (89)


Rarely

51.4 (186)

60.5 (317)

47.5 (172)

39.1 (205)


Never

58.6 (68)

55.5 (81)

40.5 (47)

443.2 (63)



P value. male

.0022


P value. female

<.001



Health perception

Poor

58 (29)

72.7 (88)

36 (18)

26.4 (32)


Moderate

49.2 (277)

59.4 (506)

49.2 (277)

39.8 (339)


Excellent

51.3 (80)

64.7 (119)

47.4 (74)

35.3 (65)



P value. male

.2227


P value. female

.1296



History of Malpractice

Yes

56.6 (125)

68.1 (280)

24.4 (90)

29.4 (128)


No

47.1 (255)

57.8 (428)

75.3 (278)

70.6 (308)



P value. male

.041


P value. female

.004


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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