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Table 2 Background characteristics by interest in using computers in the doctor's office to improve health services

From: Patient attitudes toward using computers to improve health services delivery

  Frequency % (n) Acceptability of using point of care computerized prompts* P
Age:    .30
   18–30 26.0 (31) 13.5  
   31–50 39.8 (48) 13.1  
   51–87 34.1 (40) 12.5  
Gender:    .05
   Female 74.6 (85) 13.2  
   Male 25.4 (29) 12.1  
Education level:    .29
   Less than high school 19.4 (24) 12.8  
   High School 32.3 (40) 12.5  
   Some College 27.4 (34) 13.4  
   College or Graduate school 18.5 (23) 13.6  
Minority status:    .35
   White and non-Hispanic 87.9 (109) 12.9  
   Non-white or Hispanic 12.1 (15) 13.6  
Chronic Illnesses (of 11 possible):    .69
   None 37.1 (46) 12.9  
   At least one 62.9 (78) 13.0  
Would you be concerned that someone would be able to steal your personal information from the computer?    .73
   Definitely yes 24.2 (30) 13.4  
   Probably yes 12.1 (15) 13.3  
   Don't know 12.1 (15) 12.5  
   Probably not 26.6 (33) 12.7  
   Definitely not 21.8 (27) 12.8  
How comfortable do you feel using computers, in general?    .006
   Very comfortable 38.1 (45) 13.6  
   Somewhat comfortable 35.6 (42) 13.2  
   Don't know 4.2 (5) 12.0  
   Somewhat uncomfortable 8.5 (10) 12.7  
   Never used 12.7 (15) 10.9  
Do you think you could use a computer to answer questions about your health?    .001
   Definitely yes 59.2 (71) 13.7  
   Probably yes 22.5 (27) 12.6  
   Don't know 7.5 (9) 13.3  
   Probably not 2.5 (3) 11.0  
   Definitely not 8.3 (10) 9.7  
  1. * sum of responses to three questions (see Table 1) with a minimum of 3 (least accepting) to 15 (most accepting).