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Table 2 Comparison of patient characteristics by E-mail / Internet access

From: Access to communication technologies in a sample of cancer patients: an urban and rural survey

Patient Characteristic No Email / Internet (n = 219) Email / Internet (n = 191) P-value
Mean Age 69.1 55.3 0.013
Gender    0.351
% Female 59.0 54.5  
% Male 41 45.5  
Ethnicity    0.150
% Caucasian 91.6 87.2  
%Non-Caucasian 8.4 12.8  
Employment    <0.001
% Currently employed 10.5 50.8  
% Unemployed 89.5 49.2  
Setting    <0.001
% Urban 36.5 53.9  
% Rural 63.5 46.1  
Annual Income    <0.001
% < 20 K 52.4 9.8  
% 20 – 50 K 38.0 47.0  
% > 50 K 9.6 43.3  
Education    <0.001
% 8th grade or less 10.4 1.1  
% Some high school 20.8 6.8  
% High school or GED 49.3 33.0  
% Any college 19.5 59.2