Table 1 Demographics of evaluation study participants
Participant demographics as reported in publications (Intervention group)
First authorYearPHR% FemaleParticipant ageRacial and/or ethnicitiesEducational attainmentComputer literacyMedical complexityOther
Boland192014Microsoft healthvault55%69.6European: 37%
African American: 58%
Asian: 3%
Hispanic: 3%
Less than HS: 19%
High school: 51%
College: 11%
Post-college: 19%
Not reportedHealth status:
Excellent: 13%
Good: 63%
Fair: 24%
MMSE median: 28
Income per 1000 population by zip code US$49,000
Gu272013PHR*30%63.5Not reportedNot reportedComputer skills:
Basic: 40%
Intermediate: 20%
Advanced: 40%
Average of diagnoses: 2.8
Average of medications: 3.5
Occupation:
Retired: 50%
Electrician: 10%
‘I work at airport’: 10%
Special effects designer: 10%
Heyworth212014My healthevet9%61Not ReportedNot reportedNot reported5+ medications: 78%
All participants had at least one chronic condition
70% private insurance or medicare
Kim242009Personal health information management system*71.40%63Not reportedNot reportedNot reportedNot reportedPrimary language: English
Kogut182014ER-Card46.70%65+: 76.7%Not reportedNot reportedNot reportedNot reportedNot reported
Nazi232013My healthevet8%61–70: 45%
71–80: 15%
81–90: 6%
Not ReportedDid not complete HS: 2%
HS Graduate: 12%
Some College/Vocational School: 42%
Postgraduate: 8%
Graduate or professional degree: 15%
Using the Internet:
Beginner: 3%
Intermediate: 33%
Advanced: 64%
Self-disclosed impairments:
Hearing: 8%
Visual: 7%
Dexterity: 6%
Not Reported
Pai262013PROVIDER*0%64Caucasian95.46%75% completed post-secondary educationUsed a computer more than 1 hour per week: 90.91%
Used computers more than 5 hours per week: 55%
Searched the Internet for health information: 82%
Not reported71% married
Spencer252011Geriatric myhealth passport*Not reported92.1Not reportedNot reportedNot reportedNot reportedNot reported
Turvey202014My healthevet8.30%60–69: 51.0%
70–79%: 15.8%
80+: 4.1%
Not reportedNot reportedComputer literacy:
Beginner: 3%
Intermediate: 28.4%
Advanced: 68.6%
Self-related health fair/poor: 22.9%
Mean # of illnesses: 2.3
Not reported
Turvey222012My healthevetWave one:
9%

Wave two:
8%
Wave one:
60-69: 47%
70+: 22%

Wave two:
60–69: 48%
70+: 21%
Not reportedNot reportedWave one:
How often do you visit the PHR: 5%
Weekly: 24%
Monthly: 50%
Every 6 months: 6%
Less than every 6 month: 3%
First Time Visitor: 12%

Wave Two:
Daily: 5%
Weekly: 25%
Monthly: 47%
Every 6 months: 3%
Less than ever 6 months: 3%
First time visitor: 14%
Wave one:
Excellent: 5%
Very good: 18%
Good: 38%
Fair: 29%
Poor: 10%

Wave two:
Excellent: 4%
Very good: 19%
Good: 38%
Fair: 29%
Poor: 10%
Not reported
  • * denotes a proprietary system