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Table 6 Percentages of current internet users interested in obtaining health information and advice online, by email, or by phone

From: Older adults’ readiness to engage with eHealth patient education and self-care resources: a cross-sectional survey

eHealth information modality All By Age Group By Race/Ethnicity
65–79 65–69 70–74 75–79 White Black Latino Filipino Chinese
(N = 1938) (n = 728) (n = 656) (n = 564) (n = 732) (n = 404) (n = 425) (n = 132) (n = 235)
Read about health topics online on a website,% 44.3 47.7 46.5 37.8** 46.4 34.0*** 33.6*** 29.8*** 35.0**
Watch an online video on kp.org or another website like YouTube,% 30.4 30.7 33.4 25.7 31.4 26.8 24.9* 20.2* 30.3
Use online interactive programs (read information, answer questions, get feedback),% 20.4 23.2 22.6 14.2** 21.4 17.1 15.2* 8.4** 17.4
Emailed health newslettera,% 68.1 70.7 71.7 60.1** 70.4 57.6*** 56.8*** 50.5*** 59.3**
Phone calls with a Health Coach,% 49.5 50.6 47.0 52.2 47.5 60.4*** 64.7*** 63.1** 47.9
Help from a Health Coach by email,% 34.9 37.5 33.8 34.1 34.5 32.4 38.8 37.2 42.4*
  1. Cell percentages are based on weighted data for all adult who can use the internet alone or with help in that age or racial/ethnic group; Ns at top of columns are the unweighted number of respondents in that group. Cell percentages in the “All” and “Age Group” columns are for all adults in the age group, not just those in the five racial/ethnic groups. Age group comparisons control for race/ethnicity and sex, and racial/ethnic group comparisons control for age group and sex
  2. White Non-Hispanic white
  3. *Significant difference (P < .05) after controlling for race/ethnicity and sex (age group comparisons) or age group and sex (racial/ethnic group comparisons)
  4. **Significant difference (P < .01) after controlling for race/ethnicity and sex (age group comparisons) or age group and sex (racial/ethnic group comparisons)
  5. ***Significant difference (P < .001) after controlling for race/ethnicity and sex (age group comparisons) or age group and sex (racial/ethnic group comparisons)
  6. aPercentages reported are those who are willing to receive health newsletters by email. For all age and racial/ethnic groups, the percentages who preferred getting newsletters by email were approximately 20 percentage points less. Results are based on data from respondents who completed the longer form of the questionnaire (see Table 2 for column Ns)