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Table 1 The status of digital health literacy by different sociodemographic characteristics (N = 572)

From: Current status and influencing factors of digital health literacy among community-dwelling older adults in Southwest China: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic n (%) Digital health literacy
Mean (SD) F or t P value
Gender    0.594 0.553
  Male 273 (47.73%) 37.58 (17.39)   
  Female 299 (52.27%) 36.66 (19.75)   
Age (years)    19.637  < 0.001
  65–69 283 (49.48%) 41.50 (18.46)   
  70–74 144 (25.17%) 37.47 (18.46)   
  75–79 92 (16.08%) 30.55 (16.28)   
  ≥ 80 53 (9.27%) 23.91 (14.55)   
Education level    72.835  < 0.001
  Primary school or below 202 (35.31%) 24.64 (14.42)   
  Junior high school 186 (32.52%) 39.82 (16.72)   
  Senior high school 114 (19.93%) 46.65 (17.22)   
  College and above 70 (12.24%) 50.24 (15.46)   
Living arrangement    8.924  < 0.001
  Live with a spouse only 231 (40.38%) 40.61 (17.78)   
  Live with children/grandchildren only 86 (15.03%) 29.64 (17.82)   
  Live with spouse and children/grandchildren 191 (33.39%) 37.68 (19.12)   
  Live alone or other 64 (11.19%) 32.69 (18.08)   
Marital status    3.621  < 0.001
  Married 444 (77.62%) 38.60 (18.56)   
  Unmarried/Divorced/Widowed 128 (22.38%) 31.89 (18.12)   
Monthly household income per capita (RMB)    42.579  < 0.001
  < 1000 42 (7.34%) 22.02 (13.38)   
  1000–2999 216 (37.76%) 30.37 (17.19)   
  3000–4999 242 (42.31%) 41.97 (17.64)   
  ≥ 5000 72 (12.59%) 49.69 (15.16)   
Self-rated health status    22.379  < 0.001
  Very poor/Poor 105 (18.36%) 27.04 (15.31)   
  Fair 231 (40.38%) 37.56 (18.64)   
  Good/Very good 236 (41.26%) 41.12 (18.44)   
Health concerns    7.921  < 0.001
  Not concerned at all/Not quite concerned 41 (7.17%) 28.78 (18.42)   
  General concerned 107 (18.71%) 33.57 (16.98)   
Quite concerned/Highly concerned 424 (74.13%) 38.79 (18.78)   
Chronic disease    0.803 0.422
  No 152 (26.57%) 38.14 (19.66)   
  Yes 420 (73.43%) 36.72 (18.29)