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Table 3 Information searched on the web 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 %  
Disease characteristics 198 99.5 233 98.7 31 93.9 462 98.7 0.188
Diagnosis 178 92.7 191 86.4 25 86.2 394 89.1 0.061
Therapy 179 94.2 205 93.2 25 89.3 409 93.4 0.806
Nutrition 106 64 110 60.4 13 59.1 229 62.2 0.687
Physical activity 101 63.1 122 67.8 14 63.6 237 65.5 0.698
Specialty physicians or hospitals 175 91.6 190 88.8 24 82.8 389 89.6 0.481
Prevention of complications 155 88.1 173 86.9 17 70.8 345 86.5 0.026
Vaccines 87 56.1 77 46.4 5 29.4 169 50.0 0.073
Alterative therapy 118 70.7 100 57.1 12 54.5 230 63.2 0.018
Second opinion 116 71.2 123 66.8 11 55.0 250 68 0.179
Further pregnancy 108 64.7 71 43.6 9 50.0 188 54.0 0.000