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Table 5 The results of univariate and multivariate logistic regression models for the acceptance of Internet use for making appointment to see physician

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

Independent variables Unadjusted OR (95% CI) p Adjusted OR (95% CI) p
Gender     
 Female     
 Male 0.95 (0.54-1.68) .87 0.97 (0.50-1.88) .93
Age of respondent     
 ≤31 years     
 >31 to ≤50 years 0.70 (0.32-1.49) .35 1.10 (0.46-2.2) .83
 >50 to ≤61 years 0.53 (0.25-1.11) .09 1.24 (0.47-3.26) .66
 >61 years 0.34 (0.15-0.74) .007 1.12 (0.33-3.76) .85
Place of residence     
 Rural     
 Urban below 100.000 inhabitants 1.14 (0.60-2.18) .68 0.66 (0.31-1.44) .30
 Urban above 100.000 inhabitants 1.68 (0.92-3.06) .09 1.24 (0.59-2.61) .57
Education     
 Level 1     
 Level 2 1.56 (0.81-3.03) .18 .814 .63
 Level 3 3.30 (1.69-6.44) <.001 1.707 .24
Number of chronic diseases diagnosed in the respondent     
 1     
 >1 0.55 (0.33-0.91) .02 0.68 (0.35-1.32) .25
Duration of chronic disease     
 ≤5     
 >5 to ≤10 0.42 (0.19-0.93) .03 0.46 (0.20-1.09) .08
 >10 to ≤18 0.60 (0.25-1.42) .24 0.66 (.24-1.81) .42
 >18 0.65 (0.27-1.55) .33 0.84 (0.31-2.31) .73
At least one admission to hospital due to chronic disease     
 No     
 Yes 0.60 (0.31-1.19) .14 0.67 (0.31-1.44) .30
The use of the internet without help of other persons     
 No     
 Yes 3.07 (1.74-5.39) <.001 1.51 (0.68-3.34) .31
Opinion about the usefulness of the internet in helping to make decision about own health     
Not useful at all     
 Not useful 2.65 (0.81-8.64) .11 2.57 (0.70-9.38) .15
 Unsure 3.48 (1.34-8.91) .009 3.56 (1.25-10.18) .02
 Useful 7.74 (2.93-20.46) <.001 6.94 (2.13-22.60) .002
 Very useful 12.80 (3.31-49.57) <.001 11.06 (2.49-49.01) .002