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Table 3 Results of multivariate logistic regression analysis of patient characteristics associated with searching for information on the internet before the surgery

From: Online health information seeking behaviours of parents of children undergoing surgery in a pediatric hospital in Rome, Italy: a survey

Variable Adjusted OR (95% CI) p-value
Patient’s age
 < 7 years 1.00  
 ≥ 7 years 1.43 (0.81–2.53) 0.222
Complexity of procedure (based on AQHR)
 Minor 1.00  
 Major 2.07 (1.04–4.11) 0.037
Presence of chronic disease
 No 1.00  
 Yes 0.83 (0.43–1.59) 0.571
Distance of residence from hospital
 < 44 km 1.00  
 ≥ 44 km 2.31 (1.34–4.00) 0.003
  1. AQHR Agency for Healthcare Research classification, CI confidence interval, km kilometers, OR odds ratio