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Table 2 Description of Internet users (e-health and non e-health users) by health-related 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
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    
  1. Totals may not always be the same because of missing values