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Table 4 Class of challenges due to limited access to resources related to social, daily living, healthcare, and financial needs

From: Internet access is a necessity: a latent class analysis of COVID-19 related challenges and the role of technology use among rural community residents

Indicators   Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4
Total Sample Social Challenges Social & Health Challenges Social & Financial Challenges Social, Health, Financial, and Daily Living Challenges
Probability Probability Probability Probability Probability
Social Needs
 Limited access to family/friends 0.78 0.54 0.96 0.75 0.93
 Limited ability to provide support to others 0.76 0.51 0.89 0.89 0.91
Healthcare Needs
 Limited access to healthcare services 0.56 0.25 0.68 0.43 1.00
 Limited access to mental health services 0.47 0.12 0.58 0.32 1.00
 Limited access to social /support groups 0.57 0.19 0.79 0.37 1.00
 Limited access to public health information 0.21 0.03 0.21 0.08 0.65
Financial Needs
 Limited income opportunities 0.56 0.26 0.41 1.00 0.96
 Challenges paying my bills/rent/mortgage 0.31 0.00 0.04 1.00 0.84
Daily Living Needs
 Limited access to daily necessities 0.24 0.02 0.20 0.21 0.72
 Limited access to options for food/grocery shopping 0.41 0.12 0.44 0.38 0.89
 Limited access to stable internet/mobile connection 0.32 0.10 0.42 0.15 0.68
 Limited access to childcare 0.34 0.17 0.36 0.24 0.77
Group Membership probability (γ)   0.916 0.846 0.967 0.915
Percent (n) 278 35% (98) 32% (88) 14% (40) 19% (52)
  1. Probability greater than 0.50 used to define and name groups. Bold indicates an elevated probability of challenge impact per indicator. For each indicator, a higher probability indicates a high challenge impact associated with a limited access to resources and needs