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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants in relation to the composites scores of practicability, design, data and communication, technical support, and general impression, KSA, 2016

From: Perception of the health surveillance users on the health electronic surveillance network (HESN), Saudi Arabia, 2016

Socio-demographic n Composite practicability score Composite design score Composite data and communication score Composite technical support scale Composite impression scale
Age
< 30 107 3.71 ± 0.69 3.74 ± 0.77 3.63 ± 0.67 3.34 ± 0.74 4.00 ± 0.69
30–50 330 3.62 ± 0.69 3.58 ± 0.74 3.55 ± 0.69 3.28 ± 0.72 3.96 ± 0.71
> 50 48 3.65 ± 0.60 3.34 ± 0.74 3.60 ± 0.54 3.25 ± 0.57 3.98 ± 0.65
p value†   0.792 0.045* 0.909 0.642 0.726
Gender
Male 278 3.57 ± 0.73 3.54 ± 0.78 3.50 ± 0.71 3.23 ± 0.74 3.95 ± 0.73
Female 207 3.74 ± 0.61 3.76 ± 0.65 3.68 ± 0.60 3.37 ± 0.66 3.99 ± 0.66
p value!   0.031* 0.002* 0.003* 0.045* 0.173
Nationality
Saudi 213 3.56 ± 0.75 3.50 ± 0.84 3.49 ± 0.75 3.11 ± 0.77 3.93 ± 0.79
Arab 132 3.60 ± 0.60 3.63 ± 0.65 3.53 ± 0.60 3.34 ± 0.63 4.00 ± 0.65
Non-Arab 140 3.81 ± 0.62 3.84 ± 0.56 3.74 ± 0.57 3.52 ± 0.62 4.00 ± 0.59
p value†   0.006* 0.001* < 0.001* < 0.001* 0.587
Education
Graduate degree 372 3.68 ± 0.70 3.66 ± 0.75 3.62 ± 0.68 3.29 ± 0.73 3.99 ± 0.71
Post graduate 113 3.51 ± 0.63 3.53 ± 0.67 3.44 ± 0.60 3.29 ± 0.67 3.90 ± 0.65
p value!   0.014* 0.038* 0.006* 0.984 0.015
Current work specialty
Administration 106 3.70 ± 0.67 3.68 ± 0.64 3.59 ± 0.61 3.37 ± 0.66 3.96 ± 0.73
Clinical 141 3.66 ± 0.65 3.73 ± 0.64 3.65 ± 0.58 3.35 ± 0.67 3.92 ± 0.61
Public health 238 3.60 ± 0.71 3.55 ± 0.81 3.52 ± 0.74 3.21 ± 0.76 4.00 ± 0.73
p value†   0.662 0.118 0.227 0.133 0.516
Surveillance experience
Yes 323 3.66 ± 0.68 3.64 ± 0.75 3.58 ± 0.68 3.30 ± 0.70 3.98 ± 0.71
No 162 3.61 ± 0.69 3.62 ± 0.70 3.56 ± 0.65 3.26 ± ± 0.73 3.95 ± 0.68
p value!   0.359 0.642 0.457 0.449 0.458
Electronic surveillance
Yes 115 3.59 ± 0.77 3.53 ± 0.83 3.51 ± 0.77 3.35 ± 0.65 3.88 ± 0.76
No 370 3.66 ± 0.65 3.66 ± 0.70 3.60 ± 0.63 3.27 ± 0.73 4.00 ± 0.68
p value!   0.68 0.195 0.375 0.291 0.134
Use frequency
More frequently per day/week 396 3.72 ± 0.64 3.68 ± 0.71 3.63 ± 0.66 3.33 ± 0.7 3.86 ± .68
Once a week or month 89 3.3 ± 0.76 3.4 ± 0.78 3.35 ± 0.66 3.1 ± 0.72 3.57 ± 0.71
p value!   < 0.001* 0.003* < 0.001* 0.015* < 0.001*
  1. P < 0.05.! Mann-Whitney, †Kruskal-Wallis tests, * statistically significant