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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of patients and their willingness to use TM

From: Assessment of willingness to Tele-monitoring interventions in patients with type 2 diabetes and/or hypertension in the public primary healthcare setting

 Total, n (%)Willinga, n (%)Odds ratio and confidence Intervalp value
All participants899 (100)472 (52.5)NANA
Gender
 Female460 (51.2)224 (48.7)Reference0.02
 Male439 (48.8)248 (56.5)1.367 (1.051–1.779) 
Age
  ≤ 59465 (51.7)278 (59.8)1.838 (1.410–2.398)< 0.01
 60 and older434 (48.3)194 (44.7)Reference 
Age (10 year intervals)
  ≤ 4022 (2.4)17 (77.3) < 0.01
 41–50115 (12.8)78 (67.8)  
 51–60382 (42.5)209 (54.7)  
 61–70380 (42.3)168 (44.2)  
Ethnicity
 Chinese626 (69.6)305 (48.7)Reference 
 Non-Chinese273 (30.4)167 (61.2)1.658 (1.240–2.212)< 0.01
Spoken language
 Chinese329 (36.6)130 (39.5)Reference 
 English570 (63.4)342 (60.0)2.293 (1.739–3.030)< 0.01
Marital statusa895 (100)471 (52.6)  
 Single171 (19.1)77 (45.0)Reference 
 Married724 (80.9)394 (54.4)1.458 (1.043–2.037)0.03
Employment statusa892 (100)469 (52.6)  
 Working538 (60.3)306 (56.9)1.546 (1.180–2.024)< 0.01
 Not working354 (39.7)163 (46.0)Reference 
Highest education level
 None/ PSLE231 (25.7)92 (39.8)Reference 
 O-Level and higher668 (74.3)380 (56.9)1.994 (1.470–2.704)< 0.01
Total household incomea (S$)668 (100)378 (56.6)  
  < 3400317 (47.5)162 (51.1)Reference 
  ≥ 3400351 (52.5)216 (61.5)1.531 (1.125–2.083)< 0.01
Financial assistancea895 (100)470 (52.5)  
 Yes392 (43.8)182 (46.4)Reference 
 No503 (56.2)288 (57.3)1.545 (1.184–2.016)< 0.01
  1. an for these factors are < 899 instead of the total n = 889 participants as some individuals deemed these questions sensitive and declined to answer.