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Table 5 Comparison of socio-demographic characteristics of patients regarding their level of interest in getting their physician’s cell phone number

From: Providing cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses to patients: The patient’s perspective, a cross sectional study

Variable Very interested N (%) Does not object N (%) Not interested N (%) p
Gender
Male 29 (31.2) 43 (51.8) 18 (75.0) <0.0001
Female 64 (68.8) 40 (48.2) 6 (25.0)  
Age
Mean ± SD 54.5 ± 17.3 42.0 ± 14.0 32.2 ± 7.7 <0.0001
Range (years) 22-89 20-74 23-55  
Family status
Married 39 (41.9) 40 (48.2) 6 (25.0) 0.127
Other 54 (58.1) 43 (51.8) 18 (75.0)  
Country of birth
Israel 27 (29.0) 35 (42.2) 17 (70.8) 0.001
Other 66 (71.0) 48 (57.8) 7 (29.2)  
Education (years)
Mean ± SD 9.7 ± 3.7 13.2 ± 2.2 12.8 ± 3.3 <0.0001
Range (years) 2–16 8–18 1–16  
Employment
Employed 41 (44.1) 67 (80.7) 18 (75.0) <0.0001
Unemployed 52 (55.9) 16 (19.3) 6 (25.0)  
Health status
Excellent 22 (23.7) 49 (59.0) 23 (95.8)  
Good 44 (47.3) 34 (41.0) 1 (4.2) <0.0001
Poor 27 (29.0) 0 0  
Chronic illness
Yes 57 (61.3) 18 (21.7) 1 (4.2) <0.0001
No 36 (38.7) 65 (78.3) 23 (95.8)