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Table 1 Mobile phone access, ownership and use among outpatient health workers, caregivers of sick children and adult patients

From: Ownership and use of mobile phones among health workers, caregivers of sick children and adult patients in Kenya: cross-sectional national survey

  Health workers Caregivers of sick children and adult patients
Caregivers Adult patients p-value* Both respondents
Network coverage, phone access and ownership N = 219 N = 767 N = 410   N = 1,177
  Mobile network coverage 202 (92.2%) 703 (91.7%) 381 (92.9%) 0.448 1,084 (92.1%)
  Has access to mobile phone 219 (100.0%) 663 (86.4%) 348 (84.9%) 0.594 1,011 (85.9%)
  Has personal mobile phone 219 (100.0%) 464 (60.5%) 256 (62.4%) 0.562 720 (61.2%)
Use of mobile phones N = 219 N = 457 N = 255   N = 712
  Voice 219 (100.0%) 454 (99.3%) 254 (99.6%) 0.655 708 (99.4%)
  SMS 216 (98.6%) 335 (73.3%) 173 (67.8%) 0.118 508 (71.4%)
  Mobile money transfers 218 (99.5%) 386 (84.5%) 217 (85.1%) 0.822 603 (84.7%)
  Internet browsing 110 (50.2%) 20 (4.4%) 20 (7.8%) 0.055 40 (5.6)
  E-mail 103 (47.0%) 19 (4.2%) 15 (5.9%) 0.339 34 (4.8%)
  1. † Analysis restricted to respondents who had personal mobile phones (8 observations excluded due to missing “use of phone” variables).
  2. * Cluster adjusted chi-square test for difference in proportions between caregivers and adult patients.