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Table 2 Access to, and usage of the Internet among the 120 participants in the present study

From: Access to, use, knowledge, and preferences for information technology and technical equipment among people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Sweden. A cross-sectional survey study

  Total Women Men
  n = 120 n = 86 n = 34
Access to Internet, n (%)
Yes 110 (92) 79 (92) 31 (91)
No 10 (8) 7 (8) 3 (9)
Access to stationary connection, n (%)
Yes 84 (70) 59 (69) 25 (74)
No 25 (21) 19 (22) 6 (18)
Don’t know 11 (9) 8 (9) 3 (9)
Access to mobile connection, n (%)
Yes 74 (62) 54 (63) 20 (59)
No 29 (24) 18 (21) 11 (32)
Don’t know 17 (14) 14 (16) 3 (9)
Used internet, n (%)    
During the last 3 months 108 (91)* 77 (91)* 31 (91)
 > 3 months to 1 year ago 3 (2) 2 (2) 1 (3)
 > 1 year ago 5 (4) 4 (5) 1 (3)
Never used 3 (2) 2 (2) 1 (3)
  n = 108 n = 77 n = 31
Frequency of internet usage (last 3 months), n (%)
Almost every day 92 (85) 65 (84) 27 (87)
 > once a week 12 (11) 8 (10) 4 (13)
 < once a week 4 (4) 4 (5) 0 (0)
Used internet several times/day (last 3 months), n (%)
Yes 89 (82) 62 (80) 27 (87)
No 18 (17) 15 (20) 3 (10)
Don’t know 1 (1) 0 (0) 1 (3)
Use of technical devices (last 3 months), n (%)
Desktop computer 42 (39) 25 (32) 17 (40)
Laptop 74 (68) 52 (68) 22 (71)
Tablet 50 (46) 35 (46) 15 (48)
Cellphone or smartphone 96 (89) 71 (92) 25 (81)
Other mobile devicea 5 (5) 5 (6) 0 (0)
  n = 111 n = 79 n = 32
Use of smartphone (ever), n (%) 90 (81) 67 (85) 23 (72)
Use applications on smartphone 85 (94) 65 (97) 20 (87)
Activities performed on the Internet, (ever) n (%)
Sent or received email 101 (91) 72 (91) 29 (91)
Had phone call, video callb 57 (51) 42 (53) 15 (47)
Took part in social networking sitesc 74 (67) 56 (71) 18 (56)
Searched for information (goods or services) 100 (90) 73 (92) 27 (84)
Searched for information (health related) 90 (81) 65 (82) 25 (78)
Booked an appointmentd (health care) 32 (29) 18 (23) 14 (44)
Financial activities 97 (87) 68 (70) 29 (30)
Courses 12 (11) 6 (8) 6 (19)
  1. aOther mobile device: gaming console, reading tablet, smartwatch. bHad phone, video calls via internet, Skype, WhatsApp, Facetime. cTook part in social networking sites, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram. d Booked an appointment via a website with a physician, dentist, hospital, or health center
  2. *One refused to answer