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Table 2 Factors associated with eHealth literacy among chronic patients in UOGCSH

From: E-health literacy and associated factors among chronic patients in a low-income country: a cross-sectional survey

Independent Variable eHealth literacy skill COR (CI) P-value AOR (CI) P-value
Educational Status low high   < 0.001   0.006
Primary education and below 52 23 1    
Secondary education 84 37 0.99 (0.53, 1.86) 0.892 1.71 (0.74, 3.96) 0.214
Diploma and above 80 128 3.62 (2.06, 6.36) < 0.001 3.48 (1.54, 7.87) 0.003
Occupation Type     0.037   0.019
Governmental job 69 81 1.85 (1.16, 2.95) 0.024 1.73 (1.11, 2.68) 0.006
Privet job 62 53 1.35 (0.82, 2.22) 0.058 1.02 (0.89, 1.67) 0.314
unemployed 85 54 1    
Residence       
urban 175 177 3.77 (1.88, 7.57) < 0.001 1.37 (0.54, 3.49) 0.09
rural 41 11 1    
Self-reported health status     < 0.001   < 0.001
bad 32 9 1    
Not bad 66 39 2.10 (0.91, 4.86) 0.08 1.36 (0.45, 4.14) 0.058
good 118 140 4.23 (1.94, 9.19) < 0.001 3.97 (1.38, 11.38) 0.01
Monthly income*     < 0.001   0.003
< 800 70 48 1    
800–1500 40 22 0.80 (0.42, 1.52) 0.12 0.59 (0.22, 1.57) 0.12
1500–3500 68 31 0.67 (0.38, 1.17) 0.15 0.62 (0.24, 1.59) 0.08
3500–5500 28 37 1.93 (1.04, 3.56) 0.036 1.38 (0.52, 3.73) 0.042
> 5500 10 50 7.29 (3.37, 15.78) < 0.001 4.44 (1.32, 14.86) 0.016
Frequency of internet use     < 0.001   0.06
Daily 88 102 4.78 (2.18, 10.45) < 0.001 2.96 (1.08, 6.76) 0.042
Several days a week 92 71 3.22 (1.46, 7.10) 0.004 1.81 (0.71, 4.6) 0.086
One day and less than one day in a week 36 15 1    
Knowledge       
Good Knowledge 54 121 5.42 (3.53, 8.32) < 0.001 3.12 (1.61, 5.3) < 0.001
Poor knowledge 162 67 1    
Attitude       
Favorable Attitude 49 110 4.81 (3.12, 7.39) < 0.001 2.94 (1.07, 3.52) 0.029
Unfavorable attitude 167 78 1    
Computer literacy       
High computer literacy 41 128 9.11 (5.76, 14.39) < 0.001 3.81 (2.19, 6.61) < 0.001
Low computer literacy 175 60 1    
  1. *Monthly income currency is in Ethiopian Birr