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Table 1 Sociodemographics and important sources of health information between country groups

From: Internet use, eHealth literacy and attitudes toward computer/internet among people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders: a cross-sectional study in two distant European regions

Socio-demographic characteristics Total sample N = 229 Finnish group n = 128a Greek group n = 101a P b
Age +
 Median (min, max) 41 (19, 77) 38 (20, 64) 44 (19, 77) 0.007
Duration of illness (since the first contact with psychiatric services)     0.006
 Median (min, max)+ 13 (0, 56) 16 (0, 47) 11 (0, 56)  
Gender: N (%)     0.006
 Male 132 (58) 61 (48) 71 (70)  
 Female 97 (42) 67 (52) 30 (30)  
Marital status: N (%)     <.0001
 Single 141 (62) 97 (76) 44 (43)  
 Partnership/Married 58 (25) 22 (17) 36 (36)  
 Separated/Divorced 26 (11) 9 (7) 17 (17)  
 Widowed 4 (2) 0 (0) 4 (4)  
Level of education: N (%)     <.0001
 No formal education 3 (1) 3 (2) 0 (0)  
 Primary and middle school 73 (32) 20 (16) 53 (52)  
 High school 56 (25) 31 (24) 25 (25)  
 College or Vocational training 64 (28) 49 (38) 15 (15)  
 University degree 33 (14) 25 (20) 8 (8)  
Employment status: N (%)     <.0001
 Unemployed 51 (22) 16 (13) 35 (34)  
 Social welfare benefit 14 (6) 2 (2) 12 (12)  
 Student 10 (5) 7 (5) 3 (3)  
 Disability pension 124 (54) 91 (71) 33 (33)  
 Employed (including sick leave) 19 (8) 5 (4) 14 (14)  
 Other 11 (5) 7 (5) 4 (4)  
Living situation: N (%)
 Own household (with partner/family) 56 (24) 20 (16) 36 (36) <.0001
 Own household (alone) 109 (48) 87 (68) 22 (22)  
 Flat share 5 (2) 5 (4) 0 (0)  
 Parents’ household 51 (22) 8 (6) 43 (42)  
 Supported housing 8 (4) 8 (6) 0 (0)  
Important sources of health informationc: N (%)
 Internet 121 (53) 76 (59) 45 (45) 0.16
 TV/Radio 86 (38) 48 (38) 38 (38) 0.11
 Books, medical encyclopaedias and leaflets 117 (51) 61 (48) 56 (55) 0.02
 Courses and lectures 100 (44) 41 (32) 59 (58) <.0001
 Newspapers, magazines 76 (33) 48 (38) 28 (28) 0.74
 Family, friends, colleagues 141 (62) 72 (57) 69 (68) 0.44
 Pharmacies 144 (63) 71 (56) 73 (72) 0.04
 Face-to-face contact with medical professionals 203 (89) 111 (87) 95 (94) 0.85
  1. aPercentages inside the parentheses (%) refer to percentages within country
  2. bFisher’s Exact Test
  3. cNumber of the highest points (‘4 = Important’ and ‘5 = Very important’) coded together
  4. +Kruskal-Wallis rank test used for comparisons between countries