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Table 6 The results of univariate and multivariate logistic regression models for the acceptance of Internet use for renewing prescriptions

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 0.87 (0.55-1.38) .55 0.83 (0.47-1.47) .51
Age of respondent     
 ≤31 years     
 >31 to ≤50 years 0.51 (0.27-0.94) .03 0.70 (0.35-1.39) .31
 >50 to ≤61 years 0.54 (0.29-1.00) .05 1.09 (0.49-2.42) .84
 >61 years 0.39 (0.20-0.75) .005 1.11 (0.42-2.95) .84
Place of residence     
 Rural     
 Urban below 100.000 inhabitants 1.27 (0.71-2.29) .43 0.85 (0.43-1.67) .63
 Urban above 100.000 inhabitants 2.58 (1.45-4.56) .001 1.81 (0.90-3.61) .09
Education     
 Level 1     
 Level 2 1.97 (1.10-3.50) .02 1.01 (0.49-2.12) .97
 Level 3 4.41 (2.52-7.72) <.001 1.74 (0.84-3.61) .14
Number of chronic diseases diagnosed in the respondent     
 1     
 >1 0.73 (0.48-1.12) .18 0.92 (0.53-1.58) .75
Duration of chronic disease     
 ≤5     
 >5 to ≤10 0.51 (0.27-0.96) .04 0.58 (0.29-1.19) .14
 >10 to ≤18 0.82 (0.40-1.66) .57 0.99 (0.43-2.28) .98
 >18 0.82 (0.43-1.56) .54 1.07 (0.50-2.29) .87
At least one admission to hospital due to chronic disease     
 No     
 Yes 0.66 (0.39-1.11) .12 0.59 (0.32-1.09) .09
The use of the internet without help of other persons     
 No     
 Yes 4.19 (2.53-6.96) <.001 3.23 (1.56-6.69) .002
Opinion about the usefulness of the Internet in helping to make decision about own health     
 Not useful at all     
 Not useful 2.02 (0.68-6.02) .21 1.95 (0.58-6.53) .28
 Unsure 1.72 (0.67-4.39) .26 1.41 (0.49-4.10) .52
 Useful 2.89 (1.22-6.87) .02 1.60 (0.60-4.26) .34
 Very useful 3.18 (1.11-9.09) .03 1.82 (0.56-5.90) .32