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Table 2 Relationships between EHR security perceptions and overall support for national EHRs, N = 2761

From: Patient and public views about the security and privacy of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) in the UK: results from a mixed methods study

  Overall, are you in favour of the development of a national electronic health records system?
  Yes No Undecided Total
  % (N) % (N) % (N) % (N)
Worried about security if record was part of national EHR system
 No 86.1 (501) 2.7 (16) 11.2 (65) 100 (582)
 Yes 55 (1,199) 12.3 (269) 32.6 (711) 100 (2,179)
Pearson chi2(2) = 188.2000 p = 0.000
Perceptions about NHS ability to safeguard EHRs at the time
 No 53.5 (1,053) 13 (255) 33.5 (660) 100 (1,968)
 Yes 81.6 (647) 3.8 (30) 14.6 (116) 100 (793)
Pearson chi2(2) = 190.3913 p = 0.000
Perceived EHR security compared with current records
 Less secure 46.5 (603) 17.4 (226) 36 (467) 100 (1,296)
 Equally secure 72.7 (874) 4 (48) 23.3 (280) 100 (1,202)
 More secure 84.8 (223) 4.2 (11) 11 (29) 100 (263)
Pearson chi2(4) = 280.8978 p = 0.000