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Table 4 Factors influencing Internet use

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

Variables B P values OR 95% CI
Sex (ref = Female) 0.659 0.003 1.933 1.260 2.695
Age −0.119 0.000 0.888 0.851 0.926
Education (ref = Primary school or below)   0.000    
 Secondary education 1.279 0.000 3.591 2.141 6.024
 University degree 1.943 0.000 6.978 3.080 15.806
Marriage status (ref = Married) 0.332 0.269 1.393 0.774 2.507
Monthly income (¥) (ref ≥ 3000)   0.035    
 < 1500 −0.987 0.011 0.373 0.174 0.800
 1500–3000 −0.485 0.122 0.616 0.333 1.138
Number of children −0.134 0.230 0.874 0.703 1.088
Chronic diseases (ref = No) −0.353 0.117 1.423 0.916 2.210
House property (ref = No) −0.030 0.911 0.970 0.572 1.645
Living arrangements (ref = With children or others) −0.697 0.078 0.498 0.229 1.082
Quality of life 2.241 0.036 9.404 1.161 76.176
Loneliness −0.031 0.263 0.969 0.917 1.024
Social participation 0.255 0.025 1.290 1.032 1.614
Number of friends 0.262 0.021 1.299 1.040 1.623
  1. B: Regression coefficient
  2. CI CI code, OR ratio of odds