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Table 1 Results of email usage and preferences survey of 390 patients at the Duke Family Medicine Center

From: Use of email in a family practice setting: opportunities and challenges in patient- and physician-initiated communication

Do you have an e-mail address? (if no, please stop now and hand in form at front desk) Yes = 266 (68)
   Total respondents for remaining questions: 266 (100%)
Do you check your e-mail at least weekly? Yes = 247 (93)
Does your e-mail address change (more/less) often than your home address? Less often = 173 (65)
Does your e-mail address change (more/less) often than your phone number? Less often = 181 (68)
Would you be interested in using e-mail to communicate with Duke Family Medicine personnel? Yes = 212 (80)
Would you be willing to pay a small annual fee to have e-mail access to your doctor for health care advice? Yes = 111 (42)
Would you say the total yearly income of your household is:  
   less than or equal to $15,000 12 (5)
   $15,001–$30,000 61 (23)
   $30,001–$45,000 53 (20)
   >$45,000 109 (41)
   don't know 13 (5)
   refused 18 (6)
What is your age group?  
   18–45 147 (55)
   46–65 7 (3)
   65+ 97 (36)
   refused 15 (6)
  1. Values are number (%).