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Table 6 Comparison of socio-demographic characteristics of patients regarding their level of interest in getting their physician’s e-mail address

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 12 (48.0) 41 (48.2) 26 (42.6) 0.783
Female 13 (52.0) 44 (51.8) 35 (57.4)  
Age
Mean ± SD 36.0 ± 12.0 40.1 ± 12.3 47.5 ± 14.2 <0.0001
Range (years) 21–59 21–69 20–75  
Family status
Married 14 (56.0) 41 (48.2) 27 (44.3) 0.611
Other 44 (44.0) 44 (51.8) 34 (55.7)  
Country of birth
Israel 11 (44.0) 43 (50.6) 23 (37.7) 0.302
Other 14 (56.0) 42 (49.4) 38 (62.3)  
Education (years)
Mean ± SD 14.0 ± 2.0 12.7 ± 2.4 11.3 ± 3.0 <0.0001
Range (years) 11–18 6–17 1–16  
Employment
Employed 17 (68.0) 69 (81.2) 40 (56.6) 0.084
Unemployed 8 (32.0) 16 (18.8) 21 (34.4)  
Health status
Excellent 20 (80.0) 49 (57.6) 25 (41.0)  
Good 5 (20.0) 36 (42.4) 28 (45.9) <0.0001
Poor 0 0 8 (13.1)  
Chronic illness
Yes 4 (16.0) 16 (18.8) 27 (44.3) 0.001
No 21 (84.0) 69 (81.2) 34 (55.7)