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Table 2 Internet access and social contact and support

From: Associations of internet access with social integration, wellbeing and physical activity among adults in deprived communities: evidence from a household survey

  Positive outcome (%) OR (95% CI) unadjusted OR (95% CI) adjusted for covariatesa
At least weekly contact with relatives (n = 3758)
 No internet 68.7 1.00 1.00
 Only mobile access 64.6 0.83 (0.67, 1.03) 1.04 (0.81, 1.33)
 Mobile & other access 68.3 0.98 (0.83, 1.16) 1.23 (0.99, 1.54)
 No mobile access 66.9 0.92 (0.75, 1.13) 1.01 (0.81, 1.25)
At least weekly contact with friends (n = 3767)
 No internet 63.3 1.00 1.00
 Only mobile access 73.7 1.62 (1.30, 2.03) 1.14 (0.89, 1.47)
 Mobile & other access 75.6 1.80 (1.52, 2.13) 1.26 (1.00, 1.57)
 No mobile access 67.0 1.18 (0.96, 1.44) 0.99 (0.79, 1.22)
At least weekly contact with neighbours (n = 3763)
 No internet 76.2 1.00 1.00
 Only mobile access 70.9 0.76 (0.60, 0.95) 1.02 (0.79, 1.33)
 Mobile & other access 74.3 0.90 (0.75, 1.08) 1.20 (0.94, 1.52)
 No mobile access 78.6 1.14 (0.91, 1.43) 1.23 (0.96, 1.58)
At least one person provides practical support (n = 3771)
 No internet 86.2 1.00 1.00
 Only mobile access 82.8 0.77 (0.59, 1.01) 0.97 (0.71, 1.33)
 Mobile & other access 84.8 0.90 (0.72, 1.12) 1.08 (0.81, 1.44)
 No mobile access 86.8 1.06 (0.80, 1.39) 1.14 (0.85, 1.54)
At least one person provides financial support (n = 3763)
 No internet 55.5 1.00 1.00
 Only mobile access 66.2 1.57 (1.27, 1.93) 1.23 (0.97, 1.56)
 Mobile & other access 66.3 1.57 (1.34, 1.85) 1.23 (1.00, 1.52)
 No mobile access 61.0 1.26 (1.04, 1.52) 1.12 (0.91, 1.37)
At least one person provides emotional support (n = 3758)
 No internet 83.7 1.00 1.00
 Only mobile access 79.3 0.74 (0.58, 0.96) 0.78 (0.58, 1.04)
 Mobile & other access 83.2 0.96 (0.78, 1.19) 0.95 (0.73, 1.25)
 No mobile access 85.7 1.17 (0.90, 1.53) 1.17 (0.88, 1.56)
  1. aGender, age group, household type, employment status, educational qualification, migrant status, housing tenure, long standing illness or disability