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Table 4 Internet access and sense of community

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
Know most/many people in the neighbourhood (n = 3,777)
 No internet 48.5 1.00 1.00
 Only mobile access 46.5 0.92 (0.76, 1.13) 1.18 (0.94, 1.50)
 Mobile & other access 44.3 0.84 (0.72, 0.99) 1.11 (0.91, 1.37)
 No mobile access 44.9 0.87 (0.72, 1.05) 0.93 (0.76, 1.14)
Feel a great deal part of the community (n = 3,747)
 No internet 43.2 1.00 1.00
 Only mobile access 31.2 0.60 (0.48, 0.74) 0.87 (0.68, 1.11)
 Mobile & other access 31.0 0.59 (0.50, 0.69) 0.87 (0.70, 1.08)
 No mobile access 38.1 0.81 (0.67, 0.98) 0.94 (0.76, 1.16)
Neighbours look out for others a great deal (n = 3,697)
 No internet 27.2 1.00 1.00
 Only mobile access 20.1 0.67 (0.53, 0.86) 0.86 (0.65, 1.14)
 Mobile & other access 24.2 0.86 (0.72, 1.02) 1.13 (0.89, 1.43)
 No mobile access 28.0 1.04 (0.84, 1.30) 1.10 (0.88, 1.39)
Community would intervene in case of harassment (n = 3,770)
 No internet 53.5 1.00 1.00
 Only mobile access 51.9 0.94 (0.77, 1.15) 1.06 (0.84, 1.33)
 Mobile & other access 54.5 1.04 (0.89, 1.22) 1.16 (0.94, 1.42)
 No mobile access 54.9 1.06 (0.87, 1.28) 1.04 (0.84, 1.28)
Community would return lost purse/wallet (n = 3,769)
 No internet 29.1 1.00 1.00
 Only mobile access 25.8 0.85 (0.68, 1.07) 1.02 (0.78, 1.32)
 Mobile & other access 29.1 1.00 (0,85, 1.19) 1.18 (0.94, 1.48)
 No mobile access 28.1 0.95 (0.77, 1.18) 0.99 (0.79, 1.24)
Agree can influence decisions (n = 3,768)
 No internet 45.7 1.00 1.00
 Only mobile access 47.0 1.06 (0.86, 1.29) 1.17 (0.92, 1.47)
 Mobile & other access 47.1 1.06 (0.91, 1.24) 1.16 (0.95, 1.43)
 No mobile access 47.1 1.06 (0.87, 1.28) 1.00 (0.82, 1.23)
Agree people can improve things (n = 3,766)
 No internet 59.7 1.00 1.00
 Only mobile access 53.7 0.78 (0.64, 0.96) 0.89 (0.70, 1.12)
 Mobile & other access 55.2 0.83 (0.71, 0.97) 0.96 (0.78, 1.18)
 No mobile access 61.4 1.07 (0.88, 1.30) 1.06 (0.86, 1.31)
Agree service providers are responsive (n = 3,765)
 No internet 61.9 1.00 1.00
 Only mobile access 57.8 0.84 (0.69, 1.03) 1.00 (0.79, 1.26)
 Mobile & other access 54.6 0.74 (0.63, 0.87) 0.91 (0.74, 1.12)
 No mobile access 57.7 0.84 (0.69, 1.02) 0.92 (0.75, 1.13)
  1. aGender, age group, household type, employment status, educational qualification, migrant status, housing tenure, long standing illness or disability