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Table 3 Characteristics of respondents

From: A cross-sectional study assessing determinants of the attitude to the introduction of eHealth services among patients suffering from chronic conditions

Variable   n %
Gender Female 253 64.2
Male 141 35.8
Age of respondent ≤31 100 26.3
>31 to ≤50 96 25.2
>50 to ≤61 93 24.4
>61 92 24.1
Place of residence Rural 120 30.9
Urban below 100.000 inhabitants 91 23.5
Urban above 100.000 inhabitants 177 45.6
Education level Level A 129 32.7
Level B 124 31.5
Level C 141 35.8
Number of chronic diseases diagnosed in the respondent 1 212 53.7
>1 183 46.3
Prevalence of chronic diseases among respondents Cardiovascular diseases apart from arterial hypertension 77 19.5
Arterial hypertension 104 26.3
Diabetes 153 38.7
Bronchial asthma 79 20.0
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 48 12.2
Disease of musculoskeletal system 89 22.5
Neurological disease 35 8.9
Depression 38 9.6
Other 100 25.3
Duration of chronic disease ≤5 93 25.7
>5 to ≤10 103 28.5
>10 to ≤18 78 21.5
>18 88 24.3
At least one admission to hospital due to chronic disease No 113 28.6
Yes 282 71.4
Ability to use the Internet without help from other people No 157 39.7
Yes 238 60.3
Opinion about the usefulness of the Internet in helping to make decision about own health Not useful at all 34 8.6
Not useful 34 8.6
Unsure 80 20.3
Useful 150 38.0
Very useful 47 11.9
The acceptance of Internet use for accessing medical record No or not sure 123 39.3
Yes 176 60.7
The acceptance of Internet use for making appointment to see physician No or not sure 72 22.6
Yes 247 77.4
The acceptance of Internet use for renewing prescriptions No or not sure 125 39.8
Yes 189 60.2
The acceptance of Internet use for accessing results of laboratory tests No or not sure 112 36.3
Yes 197 63.8
The acceptance of Internet use for accessing educational resources No or not sure 155 48.4
Yes 165 51.6
The acceptance of Internet use for consulting physician No or not sure 103 33.1
Yes 208 66.9