Table 5

Comparison of different values for the trust, frequency and usefulness of the internet health information source

ValuesTotalTrustFrequencyUsefulness
Gender
 Male361127 (35.2)53 (14.7)60 (16.6)
 Female29192 (31.6)44 (15.1)43 (14.8)
χ2 0.920.030.41
 P values0.350.910.59
Age, years
 <4512475 (60.5)49 (39.5)47 (37.9)
 45~25875 (29.1)30 (11.6)34 (13.2)
 >6027069 (25.6)18 (6.7)22 (8.1)
χ2 50.3875.9758.76
 P value<0.001<0.001<0.001
Educational level
 Primary school or lower31458 (18.5)15 (4.8)13 (4.1)
 Junior school20473 (35.8)29 (14.2)33 (16.2)
 High school or polytechnic school9157 (62.6)32 (35.2)35 (38.5)
 College or higher4331 (72.1)21 (48.8)22 (51.2)
χ2 95.6194.10107.67
 P values<0.001<0.001<0.001
Occupation
 Agriculture-based primary industry425105 (24.7)31 (7.3)37 (8.7)
 Manufacturing-based secondary industry14174 (52.5)36 (25.5)37 (26.2)
 Service-based tertiary industry2414 (58.3)15 (62.5)12 (50.0)
 Other (students or retired)6226 (41.9)15 (24.2)17 (27.4)
χ2 46.1279.1755.03
 P values<0.001<0.001<0.001
Marriage
 Single living3313 (39.4)6 (18.2)8 (24.2)
 Non-single living619206 (33.3)91 (14.7)95 (15.3)
χ2 0.530.301.86
 P values0.470.610.22
Health status
 Excellent5428 (51.9)18 (33.3)16 (29.6)
 Good322130 (40.4)65 (20.2)69 (21.4)
 Fair25258 (23.0)13 (5.2)18 (7.1)
 Poor243 (12.5)1 (4.2)0 (0)
χ2 32.1342.6634.14
 P values<0.001<0.001<0.001