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Table 3  Association between parents' health information seeking behaviour and child's disability (multivariate ordinary least square regression (OLS)) 

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

Variables Digital media Print media Personal contacts
(1) GHD
n = 564
(2) CHI
n = 491
(3) GHD
n = 567
(4) CHI
n = 421
(5) GHD
n = 612
(6) CHI
n = 598
  β-Coef.
[95% CI]
β-Coef.
[95% CI]
β-Coef.
[95% CI]
β-Coef.
[95% CI]
β-Coef.
[95% CI]
β-Coef.
[95% CI]
Child’s characteristics
 Disability (ref. no disability) −1.13
[− 6.54; 4.23]
−2.46
[− 8.06; 3.14]
−8.32
[− 13.90; − 2.73]
−6.30
[− 10.16; − 2.44]
0.72
[− 3.60; 5.05]
0.44
[− 4.63; 5.50]
 Female (ref. male) −1.11
[− 3.62; 1.41]
0.92
[− 1.84; 3.69]
1.88
[− 0.99; 4.75]
0.16
[−2.54; 2.87]
0.20
[− 1.79; 2.18]
0.18
[− 2.18; 2.54]
 Age − 0.21
[− 0.41; 0.02]
−0.13
[− 0.34; 0.08]
0.05
[− 0.15; 0.25]
0.15
[− 0.05; 0.35]
−0.06
[− 0.20; 0.08]
−0.12
[− 0.30; 0.05]
Respondent’s characteristics
 Age −0.06
[− 0.35; 0.23]
−0.09
[− 0.43; 0.26]
−0.32
[− 0.65;0.01]
0.09
[− 0.21; 0.39]
−0.03
[− 0.28; 0.21]
−0.02
[− 0.30; 0.26]
 Mother (ref. father) 1.83
[− 2.51; 6.17]
−1.81
[− 6.10; 2.47]
−3.59
[− 7.82; 0.64]
2.54
[− 1.68; 6.76]
− 2.30
[− 5.52; 0.93]
− 4.31
[− 8.01; 0.61]
Education (ref. upper secondary education)
 No or compulsory education 10.58
[1.24; 19.92]
12.61
[0.80; 24.43]
8.65
[−2.04; 19.35]
7.40
[− 4.70; 19.50]
5.57
[0.35; 10.78]
5.31
[− 0.57; 11.19]
 Tertiary education 1.68
[− 1.57; 4.94]
2.00
[− 1.66; 5.66]
0.30
[− 3.18; 3.79]
−1.69
[− 5.05; 1.67]
0.26
[− 2.23; 2.74]
1.07
[− 1.93; 4.07]
 Constant 37.45
[24.58; 50–32]
32.42
[17.63; 47.21]
33.36
[18.97; 47.74]
10.24
[− 2.58; 23.07]
40.75
[30.19; 51.31]
41.02
[28.92; 53.12]
  1. GHD general health and development question, CHI acute child’s illness