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Table 6 Explorative analyses of factors associated with parental perception of the Internet being a good resource

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

Independent variables OR 95% CI P
Parental characteristics
 Education [ref. lower education] 1.29 0.87–1.92 0.207
 Father [ref. mother] 2.09 1.15–3.78 0.015
 First child [ref. no] 0.78 0.55–1.10 0.154
Child’s characteristics
 Disability [ref. no] 1.2 0.62–2.32 0.587
 Age 1.01 0.99–1.04 0.274
Online behavior of parents
 Used Internet for health-related info last 12 months [ref. no] 2.15 1.28–3.64 0.004
 Frequency score of digital media use 1.15 1.09–1.21 < 0.001
N 614   
R2 0.048   < 0.001
  1. Note: the dependent variable distinguishes between (1) completely disagree, (2) rather disagree, (3) rather agree and (4) completely agree, an increased OR indicates a higher agreement level