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Table 1 Sociodemographic and health-(care-)related sample characteristics (data in %)

From: Sociodemographic and health-(care-)related characteristics of online health information seekers: a cross-sectional German study

  Online health information seekers (n = 1,010) Internet users (n = 1,488) Total sample (n = 2,000)
Gender
Male 50.9 53.1 48.1
Female 49.1 46.9 51.9
Age (years)
18-29 20.0 22.2 16.7
30-44 29.5 28.6 22.9
45-59 33.3 31.5 28.5
60 and over 17.2 17.8 31.9
Social class
Lower 13.0 17.8 24.8
Middle 46.3 46.8 47.0
Upper 40.8 35.3 28.2
Migration background
Own migration background 10.5 12.7 13.7
Parental migration background 11.6 11.5 9.8
No migration background 77.9 75.8 76.5
Relationship status
Unmarried and no partner 15.5 18.3 22.8
Married or partner 84.5 81.7 77.2
Town size (inhabitants)
Under 20,000 5.5 6.1 6.0
Under 100,000 23.9 25.3 25.6
Under 500,000 32.1 33.9 33.7
500,000 or more 38.5 34.7 34.8
Employment status
Full time 48.6 47.6 39.4
Part time 20.8 20.1 17.3
Unemployed 30.6 32.3 43.4
Parental status
No children <15 years 66.5 65.6 70.5
1-2 children <15 years 30.3 29.5 25.3
3 or more children <15 years 3.2 4.9 4.2
Self-perceived health
Very good/good 79.0 80.0 71.8
Moderate 16.2 15.7 20.5
Poor/very poor 4.9 4.3 7.7
Chronic diseases/conditions
Yes 34.0 31.1 37.1
No 66.0 68.9 62.9
Health insurance status
Statutory 80.7 81.7 83.1
Private 19.3 18.3 16.9
Use of health care services
None 36.5 39.5 35.7
Low 32.0 32.7 32.8
High 31.5 27.9 31.5