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Table 2 Characteristics of web portal users who first learned their DXA results through different sources (N = 649)

From: Characteristics of older adults using patient web portals to view their DXA results

Characteristic Web portal only,
N (%) = 192 (29.6%)
Web portal first,
N (%) = 230 (35.4%)
Web portal, but not first method reported, N (%) = 227 (35.0%) P-value
Demographics
 Site
  UI 117 (30.39%) 132 (34.29%) 136 (35.32%) 0.742
  KPGA 75 (28.41%) 98 (37.12%) 91 (34.47%)  
 Age
  Mean (SD) 64.9 (8.2) 64.1 (7.1) 64.3 (7.2) 0.503
   < 65 91 (29.07%) 113 (36.1%) 109 (34.82%) 0.290
  65–74 74 (27.41%) 99 (36.67%) 97 (35.93%)  
   > 75 27 (40.91%) 18 (27.27%) 21 (31.82%)  
 Gender of Patient
  Male 35 (30.97%) 37 (32.74%) 41 (36.28%) 0.804
  Female 157 (29.29%) 193 (36.01%) 186 (34.7%)  
 Race
  White 171 (30%) 202 (35.44%) 197 (34.56%) 0.777
  Non-white 21 (26.58%) 28 (35.44%) 30 (37.97%)  
 Education
  High school or less 28 (31.82%) 30 (34.09%) 30 (34.09%) 0.907
  Some college 53 (26.9%) 70 (35.53%) 74 (37.56%)  
  Completed college 47 (29.94%) 60 (38.22%) 50 (31.85%)  
  Graduate school 63 (30.88%) 69 (33.82%) 72 (35.29%)  
Patient health personal characteristics
 Health Literacy
  Low 13 (24.07%) 19 (35.19%) 22 (40.74%) 0.560
  High 178 (30.07%) 210 (35.47%) 204 (34.46%)  
 Subjective Numeracy
  Low 51 (31.88%) 60 (37.5%) 49 (30.63%) 0.707
  Medium 61 (28.64%) 77 (36.15%) 75 (35.21%)  
  High 79 (28.94%) 92 (33.7%) 102 (37.36%)  
 Patient Activation Score
  Level 1 (0–42.5) 24 (48%) 16 (32%) 10 (20%) 0.031
  Level 2 (47.4–52.9) 24 (24%) 36 (36%) 40 (40%)  
  Level 3 (56.4–66.0) 92 (30.46%) 99 (32.78%) 111 (36.75%)  
  Level 4 (68.5–100) 51 (26.29%) 78 (40.21%) 65 (33.51%)  
 Krantz Information Scale
  Low 48 (29.27%) 50 (30.49%) 66 (40.24%) 0.385
  Medium 67 (28.39%) 87 (36.86%) 82 (34.75%)  
  High 77 (31.3%) 92 (37.4%) 77 (31.3%)  
 Krantz Behavioral Scale
  Low 51 (27.27%) 63 (33.69%) 73 (39.04%) 0.652
  Medium 61 (31.61%) 69 (35.75%) 63 (32.64%)  
  High 78 (29.89%) 97 (37.16%) 86 (32.95%)  
Participant health characteristics
 History of Osteoporosis
  Normal 94 (29.38%) 107 (33.44%) 119 (37.19%) 0.713
  Osteopenia 63 (30.58%) 74 (35.92%) 69 (33.5%)  
  Osteoporosis 35 (28.46%) 49 (39.84%) 39 (31.71%)  
 Self-rated Health
  Poor 5 (29.41%) 5 (29.41%) 7 (41.18%) 0.488
  Fair 26 (38.24%) 20 (29.41%) 22 (32.35%)  
  Good 64 (29.77%) 84 (39.07%) 67 (31.16%)  
  Very good 73 (29.8%) 84 (34.29%) 88 (35.92%)  
  Excellent 24 (23.08%) 37 (35.58%) 43 (41.35%)  
 Number of Chronic Conditions
  None 86 (28.2%) 112 (36.72%) 107 (35.08%) 0.573
  1–2 93 (29.71%) 108 (34.5%) 112 (35.78%)  
   > 2 13 (41.94%) 10 (32.26%) 8 (25.81%)  
Provider characteristics
 Intervention Assignment
  Intervention 88 (27.85%) 121 (38.29%) 107 (33.86%) 0.323
  Usual care 104 (31.23%) 109 (32.73%) 120 (36.04%)  
 Patient Provider’s Gender
  Male 68 (32.69%) 68 (32.69%) 72 (34.62%) 0.435
  Female 124 (28.12%) 162 (36.73%) 155 (35.15%)  
 Gender of patient and provider
  Female providers and female patients 114 (28.64%) 145 (36.43%) 139 (34.92%) 0.799
  Female providers and male patients 10 (23.26%) 17 (39.53%) 16 (37.21%)  
  Male providers and male patients 25 (35.71%) 20 (28.57%) 25 (35.71%)  
  Male providers and female patients 43 (31.16%) 48 (34.78%) 47 (34.06%)