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Table 1 Patients characteristics by Internet Status (N = 1416)

From: Internet and social network users’ profiles in Renal Transplant Recipients in France

  No Internet access (n = 285) Internet access without social network use (n = 714) Internet access with social network use (n = 417) Total P univariate
Demographic characteristics
 Age
  Mean ± SD a 62.7 ± 10.6 57.7 ± 11.2 47.2 ± 13.6 55.6 ± 13.2 <0.001
  Range 20.5–85.9 23.5–83.5 18.8–78.9 18.8–85.9
 Gender
  Male 161 (56.5) 465 (65.1) 242 (58.0) 868 (61.3) 0.01
  Female 124 (43.5) 249 (34.9) 175 (42.0) 548 (38.7)
 Employment status
   Unemployed 256 (89.8) 444 (62.2) 169 (40.6) 869 (61.4) <0.001
   Employed 29 (10.2) 270 (37.8) 247 (59.4) 546 (38.6)
 Living arrangement
   Alone 192 (67.6) 587 (82.2) 313 (75.1) 1092 (77.2) <0.001
   Not alone 92 (32.4) 127 (17.8) 104 (24.9) 323 (22.8)
 Children
  No children 84 (29.7) 155 (21.8) 150 (36.1) 389 (27.6) <0.001
   Having children 199 (70.3) 557 (78.2) 266 (63.9) 1022 (72.4)
 Monthly incomes (€)
   <739 40 (15.4) 38 5.6) 22 (5.6) 100 (7.5) <0.001
   740–1200 89 (34.4) 94 (13.8) 72 (18.4) 255 (19.2)
   1201–2200 89 (34.4) 204 (30.0) 123 (31.4) 416 (31.3)
   2201–4400 33 (12.7) 257 (37.8) 134 (34.2) 424 (31.9)
   >4000 8 (3.1) 87 (12.8) 41 (10.5) 136 (10.2)
 Perceived social support
 Having felt a need for an esteem support
  No 129 (45.4) 280 (39.2) 142 (34.1) 551 (38.9) 0.01
  Yes 155 (54.6) 434 (60.8) 275 (65.9) 864 (61.1)
 Having felt a need for an informative support
  No 193 (68.0) 420 (59.1) 241 (57.9) 854 (60.5) 0.01
  Yes 91 (32.0) 291 (40.9) 175 (42.1) 557 (39.5)
Medical characteristics
 At least one acute rejection episode
  No 238 (86.5) 614 (87.3) 321 (79.1) 1173 (84.8) 0.001
  Yes 37 (13.5) 89 (12.7) 85 (20.9) 211 (15.2)
 Health status and comorbidities
 Neoplasia
  No 208 (75.6) 540 (76.9) 354 (86.3) 1102 (79.5) <0.001
  Yes 67 (24.4) 162 (23.1) 56 (13.7) 285 (20.5)
 Hypertension
  No 29 (10.5) 112 (15.9) 113 (27.6) 254 (18.3) <0.001
  Yes 248 (89.5) 592 (84.1) 297 (72.4) 1137 (81.7)
 Diabetes mellitus
  No 203 (73.3) 583 (82.8) 351 (85.6) 1137 (81.7) <0.001
  Yes 74 (26.7) 121 (17.2) 59 (14.4) 254 (18.3)
 Smoking patients
  No 239 (88.5) 597 (87.0) 322 (79.7) 1158 (85.1) 0.001
  Yes 31 (11.5) 89 (13.0) 82 (20.3) 202 (14.9)
 Charlson Comorbidity Index
  1–2 comorbidities 23 (8.1) 141 (19.7) 174 (41.7) 338 (23.9) <0.001
  3–4 comorbidities 94 (33.0) 310 (43.4) 159 (38.1) 563 (39.8)
  >5 comorbidities 168 (58.9) 263 (36.8) 84 (20.1) 515 (36.4)
  1. Percentage in column, a SD Standard Deviation