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Table 2 The associations of covariates and health conditions with overall barriers to internet use

From: Health and self-perceived barriers to internet use among older migrants: a population-based study

  Model 2.1 Model 2.2
  b p 95% CI b p 95% CI
Female -0.03 0.561 -0.13 0.07 -0.09 0.164 -0.21 0.04
Age 0.04 <0.0005 0.02 0.05 0.03 <0.0005 0.02 0.04
Married or cohabiting -0.10 0.122 -0.23 0.03 -0.08 0.255 -0.21 0.06
Good command of Finnish/Swedish -0.05 0.448 -0.17 0.08 -0.02 0.743 -0.13 0.09
Highest education in the country of origin         
  Vocational education 0.19 0.007 0.06 0.32 0.14 0.040 0.01 0.27
  General/No education/Missing 0.36 0.025 0.05 0.66 0.32 0.077 -0.04 0.67
Receipt of income support 0.02 0.710 -0.11 0.16 -0.07 0.360 -0.21 0.08
Diagnosed diseases         
  High blood pressure, hypertension . . . . 0.10 0.086 -0.01 0.21
  Spine deterioration, sciatica or other back problem . . . . 0.13 0.049 0.00 0.26
  Osteoarthritis, joint deterioration . . . . -0.04 0.401 -0.14 0.06
  Rheumatoid arthritis or other rheumatoid disease . . . . 0.03 0.754 -0.19 0.26
  Depression or other mental health problems . . . . 0.08 0.603 -0.23 0.39
  Asthma . . . . -0.17 0.252 -0.47 0.13
  Diabetes . . . . -0.03 0.718 -0.22 0.15
  Memory disorders (Alzheimer's or dementia) . . . . 0.40 0.259 -0.32 1.13
  Cancer . . . . 0.01 0.930 -0.31 0.34
  Other chronic disease or health problem . . . . -0.09 0.320 -0.26 0.09
Depressive symptoms (CES-D)         
  Yes . . . . 0.40 0.007 0.13 0.67
  Missing . . . . 0.28 0.014 0.06 0.49
Self-rated health: average to poor . . . . 0.10 0.175 -0.05 0.25
Memory: poor or very poor . . . . -0.16 0.223 -0.44 0.11
Concentration: poor or very poor . . . . -0.10 0.774 -0.80 0.61
New information and learning: poor or very poor . . . . 0.60 <0.0005 0.35 0.84
Constant -2.23 <0.0005 -2.82 -1.64 -2.01 <0.0005 -2.48 -1.54
n 942 908
R squared 0.106 0.167
  1. Footnotes:
  2. Cluster-robust variance estimation. Survey weights accounted for
  3. Results with a p-value ≤ 0.05 in bold
  4. CI confidence interval