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Table 2 State of Internet use by the elderly (N = 258)

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

Variables n %
Number of Internet users 258 38.6
Daily online time
 < 2 h 139 53.9
 2–5 h 91 35.3
 > 5 h 28 10.9
Weekly online days
 < 3 days 27 10.5
 3–5 days 37 14.3
 5–7 days 194 75.2
Internet activitya
 Chatting online 190 74.2
 Reading news 151 59.0
 Watching videos and listening to music 81 32.7
 Searching for health information 56 22.5
 Playing games 37 15.0
 Shopping 17 6.8
Specific health information contenta
 Diet care knowledge 159 63.1
 Fitness knowledge 113 47.1
 Medication condition 75 29.8
 Food safety news 72 28.6
 Disease-related information 33 13.1
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