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Table 9 The results of univariate and multivariate logistic regression models for the acceptance of Internet use for consulting 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 0.87 (0.55-1.39) .57 1.02 (0.60-1.74) .95
Age of respondent     
 ≤31 years     
 >31 to ≤50 years 0.98 (0.54-1.76) .94 1.31 (0.67-2.54) .44
 >50 to ≤61 years 0.90 (0.50-1.62) .72 1.71 (0.80-3.68) .17
 >61 years 1.04 (0.53-2.02) .92 2.38 (0.96-5.87) .06
Place of residence     
 Rural     
 Urban below 100.000 inhabitants 0.94 (0.52-1.70) .84 0.66 (0.33-1.30) .22
 Urban above 100.000 inhabitants 1.08 (0.64-1.80) .78 0.78 (0.41-1.49) .46
Education     
 Level 1     
 Level 2 1.41 (0.80-2.50) .24 1.30 (0.65-2.60) .45
 Level 3 2.33 (1.31-4.12) .004 2.54 (1.21-5.33) .01
Number of chronic diseases diagnosed in the respondent     
 1     
 >1 0.78 (0.50-1.21) .26 0.66 (0.37-1.16) .15
Duration of chronic disease     
 ≤5     
 >5 to ≤10 0.79 (0.42-1.49) .47 0.92 (0.47-1.79) .81
 >10 to ≤18 2.48 (1.22-5.03) .01 2.96 (1.37-6.42) .006
 >18 1.39 (0.74-2.60) .31 1.55 (0.77-3.14) .22
At least one admission to hospital due to chronic disease     
 No     
 Yes 0.79 (0.49-1.26) .32 0.77 (0.46-1.31) .34
The use of the internet without help of other persons     
 No     
 Yes 1.33 (0.81-2.19) .26 0.87 (0.44-1.73) .70
Opinion about the usefulness of the internet in helping to make decision about own health     
 Not useful at all     
 Not useful 2.10 (0.75-5.84) .16 2.61 (0.83-8.26) .10
 Unsure 1.14 (0.44-2.94) .79 1.28 (0.46-3.60) .63
 Useful 2.78 (1.22-6.120 .01 3.39 (1.34-8.57) .01
 Very useful 3.45 (1.29-9.24) .01 4.60 (1.51-13.98) .007