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Table 1 Standardized frequency score of information resources used, stratified by health information seeking target and disability status

From: Parents’ health information seeking behaviour – does the child’s health status play a role?

  Overall Disability status P-value
Disability No disability
n = 765 n = 42 (5.5%) n = 723 (94.5%)
Information resource: digital media
 General health and development, mean (SD) 33.0 (15.3) 33.7 (16.5) 33.0 (15.2) 0.8
 Acute child’s illness, mean (SD) 28.6 (27.4) 26.71 (14.2) 28.75 (15.6) 0.5
Information resource: print media
 General health and development, mean (SD) 22.3 (16.8) 16.3 (13.1) 22.6 (17.0) 0.02
 Acute child’s illness, mean (SD) 14.7 (13.7) 8.9 (7.5) 15.0 (13.9) 0.02
Information resource: personal contacts
 General health and development, mean (SD) 38.0 (12.5) 37.9 (10.4) 38.0 (13.0) 0.9
 Acute child’s illness, mean (SD) 37.9 (14.8) 38.0 (13.4) 37.9 (14.9) 1.0
  1. The p-value indicates the result from paired-samples t-tests. The standardized frequency is obtained by summarizing the reported frequency of use (never, rarely, sometimes, frequency, very frequently) and then standardizing the sum to a scale from 1 to 100 to make the scores comparable