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Table 3 Proportion of individuals frequently using digital media by sociodemographic characteristics

From: Parental digital health information seeking behavior in Switzerland: a cross-sectional study

Digital media Parental sex Parental education First child
Mother Father P Lower education Higher education P Yes No P
% % % % % %
Social media 6 1.4 0.100 8.7 4.5 0.040 5.2 4.8 0.824
Webpages for parents 46.7 50.7 0.518 38.9 49.4 0.019 56.4 36.8 < 0.001
Apps 7.6 4.1 0.273 8.3 6.8 0.521 11.1 2.9 < 0.001
Search engines 54.8 55.4 0.926 60.4 53.4 0.119 58 50.7 0.060
Webpages of pediatricians or children’s hospitals 12.2 11 0.751 10.1 12.8 0.361 15.7 8.4 0.005
Official webpages of health services or health organizations 13.1 16.4 0.424 11.3 14 0.376 15.7 10.7 0.062
  1. Note: P-values are derived from χ2-test for categorical data and ANOVA for numerical data. Parental sex category ‘others’ of survey respondents (n = 4) was excluded for this analysis. N’s of parental sex, parental education and first child ranged between 691 and 698