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Table 1 Description of Internet users (e-health and non e-health users) according to socio-demographic variables (N = 1927)

From: Surfing the internet for health information: an italian survey on use and population choices

   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    
  1. Totals may not always be the same because of missing values