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Table 2 Demographic predictors of access to Internet-based resources by multivariate logistic regression analysis, OR (95% CI)

From: Increasing utilization of Internet-based resources following efforts to promote evidence-based medicine: a national study in Taiwan

Profession Physician (n = 1813) Nurse (n = 6317)
Resource Web portals Online databases Electronic journals Electronic books Web portals Online databases Electronic journals Electronic books
Year (2007, reference)
 2011 5.00*** (3.21–7.79) 6.14*** (3.96–9.52) 3.32*** (2.32–4.74) 2.29*** (1.77–2.95) 13.1*** (9.09–19.0) 4.83*** (3.57–6.54) 7.32*** (5.37–9.98) 4.82*** (3.57–6.52)
 2009 1.51* (1.07–2.17) 1.49* (1.08–2.07) NS NS 2.33*** (1.66–3.29) NS NS NS
Gender (female, reference)        
 Male 0.44** (0.24–0.81) NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
Age ( > 50 y, reference)        
 20–30 NS 4.65*** (2.15–10.1) 2.19* (1.11–4.31) NS 2.19* (1.06–4.55) 2.34** (1.25–4.36) 2.83** (1.50–5.33) 2.39** (1.25–4.59)
 31–40 NS 3.97*** (2.21–7.13) 1.91* (1.13–3.22) NS NS 1.85* (1.02–3.36) NS NS
 41–50 NS 2.22** (1.40–3.52) 1.58* (1.03–2.43) NS NS NS NS NS
Academic (college, reference)        
 Ph.D. NS NS 3.24** (1.33–7.85) NS 1.94* (1.01–3.88) 10.3*** (4.42–24.0) 6.68*** (2.98–15.0) 2.25** (1.26–4.00)
 Master’s NS NS NS NS 1.51* (1.01–2.26) 2.21*** (1.59–3.08) 1.58** (1.12–2.22) NS
 Junior college NS NS NS NS
 Technical school 0.60*** (0.47–0.77) 0.68*** (0.57–0.80) 0.68*** (0.57–0.81) NS
Director (no, reference)        
 Yes 1.78** (1.21–2.61) NS NS NS NS NS 1.62*** (1.30–2.03) NS
EBM training (no, reference)        
 Yes NS 1.44* (1.07–1.93) NS NS NS NS NS NS
Faculty (no, reference)        
 Yes NS 2.44*** (1.67–3.56) 1.99*** (1.45–2.75) NS 1.67*** (1.27–2.18) 1.50*** (1.24–1.80) 1.56*** (1.28–1.91) NS
Working period ( >10 y, reference)        
 < 5 0.39** (0.20–0.74) NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
 5–10 NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
  1. NS: no significance; * p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01; *** p < 0.001.