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Table 1 Socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of the respondents (N = 669)

From: Internet use and need for digital health technology among the elderly: a cross-sectional survey in China

Variables Total (669) Internet users (258)
n1 n2 %
Sex
 Male 232 75 32.3
 Female 437 183 41.9
Χ2   5.832*  
Age
 60–69 376 193 51.3
 70–79 228 62 27.2
 ≥ 80 65 3 4.6
 Mean ± SD 69.23 ± 6.90 66.00 ± 5.03
Χ2   69.925**
Education
 Primary school or below 224 31 13.8
 Secondary education 377 186 49.3
 University degree 68 41 60.3
Χ2   89.816**  
Marriage status
 Single/widowed/divorced 164 46 28.0
 Married 505 212 42.0
Χ2   10.141*  
Living arrangements
 Alone 63 27 42.9
 With children or others 606 231 38.1
Χ2   0.541  
Monthly income (¥)
 < 1500 177 43 24.3
 1500–2999 397 165 41.6
 ≥ 3000 95 50 52.6
Χ2   24.654**  
House as property
 Yes 515 220 42.7
 No 154 38 24.7
Χ2   16.290**  
Chronic diseases
 Yes 481 189 39.3
 No 188 69 36.7
Χ2   0.383  
  1. *p < 0.05;**p < 0.01
  2. The percentage of Internet users = n2/n1