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Table 3 Usage of Smartphone Health & Medical Applications and Attitudes towards Health/Medical applications among participants

From: Receptiveness and preferences of health-related smartphone applications among Vietnamese youth and young adults

  Students Employees Total p-value
  n % n % n %
Using smartphone 462 53.9 128 100.0 590 57.4  
Download health-related applications 67 14.5 16 12.5 83 14.1 0.56
Type of applications
 Beauty counselling 34 50.7 13 81.3 47 56.6 0.04
 Nutrition counselling 29 43.3 11 68.8 40 48.2 0.06
 Disease prevention counselling 42 62.7 13 81.3 55 66.3 0.15
 Disease treatment counselling 34 50.7 10 62.5 44 53.0 0.27
 Others 9 13.4 1 6.3 10 12.0 0.57
Perceived benefits of health-related applications for health
 Very useful 46 68.7 9 56.3 55 66.4 0.41
 Neutral 18 26.9 5 31.3 23 27.7  
 Not useful 3 4.5 2 12.5 5 6.0  
Satisfaction with mobile health applications/ services
 Very satisfied 35 52.2 5 31.3 40 48.2 0.26
 Neutral 27 40.3 10 62.5 37 44.6  
 Dissatisfied 5 7.5 1 6.3 6 7.2  
Time to use mobile phone per day Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD  
 For calling (hour) 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.4 0.9 1.1 < 0.01
 For texting (hour) 2.4 11.5 1.3 1.6 2.2 10.3 0.23
 For others (game, watching movies,…) (hour) 2.6 8.7 2.0 2.2 2.5 7.8 0.50
 For beauty counselling (minute) (n = 47) 13.2 27.0 21.0 34.2 15.0 28.2 0.49
 For nutrition counselling (minute) (n = 40) 19.2 68.4 18.0 36.0 18.6 60.0 0.93
 For disease prevention counselling (minute) (n = 55) 12.6 24.6 20.4 64.2 13.8 36.0 0.43
 For disease treatment counselling (minute) (n = 44) 16.2 37.8 11.4 16.8 15.0 33.0 0.63