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Table 3 Logistic regression models: perceptions about national EHR security and the ability of the NHS to safeguard EHRs at the time, 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

  Worried about security if record was part of national EHR system (base: not worried) Perceptions about NHS ability to safeguard EHRs at the time (base: unable to safeguard EHRs)
  RR 95 % CI p RR 95 % CI p
Age category (base: 25–34)       
 18–24 1.12 [0.76,1.64] 0.58 0.97 [0.74,1.27] 0.83
 35–44 2.15 [1.74,2.66] 0.00 0.60 [0.49,0.74] 0.00
 45–54 2.45 [1.75,3.43] 0.00 0.71 [0.56,0.89] 0.00
 55–64 1.98 [1.49,2.63] 0.00 0.41 [0.30,0.55] 0.00
 65–74 1.10 [0.75,1.63] 0.62 0.62 [0.43,0.90] 0.01
 75+ 1.18 [0.82,1.69] 0.36 0.46 [0.27,0.79] 0.00
Ethnicity (base: White British)       
 White Non-British 0.74 [0.44,1.25] 0.26 0.63 [0.49,0.79] 0.00
 Black British 0.74 [0.45,1.22] 0.24 1.15 [0.84,1.56] 0.38
 Asian British 0.57 [0.35,0.93] 0.02 1.52 [0.95,2.43] 0.08
 Mixed/Multiple/Other 1.10 [0.54,2.21] 0.80 1.21 [0.86,1.70] 0.28
Education (base: higher degree)       
 None 0.44 [0.30,0.65] 0.00 2.60 [2.04,3.32] 0.00
 GCSE 0.68 [0.42,1.09] 0.11 1.62 [1.13,2.34] 0.01
 A-Level 0.71 [0.51,1.00] 0.05 1.43 [1.06,1.94] 0.02
 Vocational 0.87 [0.54,1.43] 0.59 1.53 [1.06,2.21] 0.02
 Degree 0.86 [0.68,1.08] 0.20 1.07 [0.88,1.30] 0.53
  1. The first logistic regression model compares those who would worry about the security of their record if this were part of a national EHR with those who would not worry. The second logistic regression model compares those who think the NHS was able to make electronic health records secure at the time of the survey with those who do not think the NHS was able to do so. P-values are adjusted for clustering by sampling site