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Table 2 Internet access and use by age group

From: The internet user profile of Italian families of patients with rare diseases: a web survey

  Age group   
  <40 yrs (N = 211) 40-54 yrs (N = 264) >55 yrs (N = 42) Total (N = 571) p
  N % N % N % N %  
Connects to the Internet at home 195 95.1 240 97.2 37 94.8 472 96.1 0.487
Connects to the Internet at workplace 99 71.2 152 76.8 14 63.6 265 73.8 0.279
Has a webcam 132 65.0 155 63.8 30 76 317 65 0.275
Connects to the Internet through a cell phone 91 44.8 104 42.6 8 20.5 203 41.8 0.017
Connects to the Internet through a tablet 50 25.3 70 29.3 7 18 127 26.7 0.307
Has used an app for smartphones 94 47.5 116 44.6 2 8 212 44.1 0.002
Has an email account 199 98.5 245 100 36 94.7 480 99 0.008
Has a Facebook account 163 77.3 177 67 26 61.9 366 70.8 0.022
Has a Twitter account 42 19 44 16.7 3 7.1 89 17.2 0.128
Has a Skype account 104 49.3 125 47.3 24 57.1 253 48.9 0.494
Runs a blog 15 7.5 17 6.9 3 7.9 35 7.3 0.962
Participates in online forum on health 131 67 161 66.3 21 60.0 313 66.2 0.710