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Table 2 Use of telemedical devices in case of illness by rural vs. urban residency

From: Is telemonitoring an option against shortage of physicians in rural regions? attitude towards telemedical devices in the North Rhine-Westphalian health survey, Germany

males
age group rural (≤ 500 inh./km2) urban (> 500 inh./km2)
  positive1 negative2 positive1 negative2
  N % n % n % n %
18-29 32 76.2 10 23.8 103 82.4 22 17.6
30-39 29 90.6 3 9.4 68 82.9 14 17.0
40-49 70 92.1 6 7.9 117 88.0 16 12.1
50-59 39 86.7 6 13.3 110 87.3 16 12.7
60-69 28 70.0 12 30.0 86 85.1 15 14.8
70 + 22 66.7 11 33.4 57 69.5 25 30.5
total 220 82.1 48 17.9 541 83.4 108 16.7
females
age group rural (≤ 500 inh./km 2 ) urban (> 500 inh./km 2 )
  positive 1 negative 2 positive 1 negative 2
  n % n % n % n %
18-29 26 89.7 3 10.3 85 90.4 9 9.5
30-39 31 72.1 12 27.9 91 80.5 22 19.5
40-49 51 82.3 11 17.8 136 82.9 28 17.1
50-59 36 78.3 10 21.8 99 79.8 25 20.1
60-69 24 72.7 9 27.3 64 72.7 24 27.3
70 + 18 62.1 11 37.9 53 53.5 46 46.4
total 186 76.9 56 23.1 528 77.4 154 22.6
  1. inh. = inhabitants
  2. 1 sum of answers: "yes" and "rather yes"
  3. 2 sum of answers: "rather no" and "no"