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Correction: Tracking Healthy People 2020 Internet, Broadband, and Mobile Device Access Goals: An Update Using Data From the Health Information National Trends Survey

Correction: Tracking Healthy People 2020 Internet, Broadband, and Mobile Device Access Goals: An Update Using Data From the Health Information National Trends Survey

Correction: Tracking Healthy People 2020 Internet, Broadband, and Mobile Device Access Goals: An Update Using Data From the Health Information National Trends Survey

Corrigenda and Addenda

1Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, MN, United States

2National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, MD, United States

Corresponding Author:

Alexandra J Greenberg-Worisek, PhD, MPH

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

200 First Street SW

Rochester, MN, 55906

United States

Phone: 1 507 538 7388

Email: worisek.alexandra@gmail.com



In “Tracking Healthy People 2020 Internet, Broadband, and Mobile Device Access Goals: An Update Using Data From the Health Information National Trends Survey” (J Med Internet Res 2019;21(6):e13300) the authors made the following updates.

The authors were notified of data errors in two of the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) cycle datasets (HINTS 4, Cycle 3 and HINTS 4, Cycle 4); the errors were in the weights provided for use in the analysis of these data [1].

These weights primarily affected logistic regression analyses, reported in Table 2 of the originally published article. This previous version of Table 2 is in Multimedia Appendix 1. Following the HINTS error notice [1], the authors reran the logistic regression analyses. The corrected version of the article includes the following updated Table 2.

In rerunning this analysis, only one difference was found that resulted in changes in the conclusion. Namely, geography is significant, with those in rural settings having significantly lower odds of having internet access via a mobile phone compared to their urban counterparts (OR = 0.80; 95% CI: 0.65-0.98; P=.033). This finding was not reported as significant in the original analysis, due to the above-mentioned error in the HINTS data sets [1]. All other conclusions remain consistent with those reported in the original publication.

In the section “Internet Access via Cellular Network” in the Results, the first sentence in the second paragraph originally read as follows:

Most of the sociodemographic variables within our multivariable model were statistically significant after adjusting for survey year, save for geography (Table 2).

It has been corrected as follows:

Most of the sociodemographic variables within our multivariable model were statistically significant after adjusting for survey year (Table 2).
Table 2. Weighted multivariate logistic regression model of predictors of having internet access via mobile phone among those who reported having internet access. Data from the National Cancer Institute’s Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) administrations between 2008 and 2017 (n=14,794).
VariablePredictors of internet access via cell phone

Odds ratio (95% CI)Beta coefficientSE betaAdjusted Wald FP value
Sex


1.32.252

FemaleRefaRefRef

Male1.08 (0.95, 1.22)0.70.06

Age


166.15<.001

18-34RefRefRef

35-490.43 (0.36-0.51)–0.840.09

50-640.20 (0.17-0.24)–1.610.10

65-740.08 (0.06-0.10)–2.520.11

>750.04 (0.03-0.05)–3.240.16

Race and ethnicity


4.07.008

Non-Hispanic WhiteRefRefRef

Hispanic1.25 (1.00-1.56)0.230.11

Non-Hispanic Black1.39 (1.09-1.77)0.330.12

Non-Hispanic Other0.83 (0.63-1.10)–0.180.14

Education


5.26.002

Less than high schoolRefRefRef

High school graduate1.03 (0.65-1.64)0.030.24

Some college1.42 (0.89-2.27)0.350.24

College graduate1.47 (0.93-2.31)0.380.23

Income (US $)


14.06<.001

<$20,000RefRefRef

$20,000 to <$35,0000.98 (0.73-1.30)–0.020.15

$35,000 to <$50,0001.07 (0.83-1.39)0.070.13

$50,000 to <$75,0001.33 (1.04-1.70)0.280.13

$75,000 +1.92 (1.50-2.46)0.650.12

Geography


4.60.033

UrbanRefRefRef

Rural0.80 (0.65-0.98)–0.230.11

HINTS bSurvey Year


126.77<.001

HINTS 3 (2008)RefRefRef

HINTS 4 Cycle 1 (2011)17.86 (13.17-24.21)2.880.15

HINTS 4 Cycle 2 (2012)21.59 (16.06-29.02)3.070.15

HINTS 4 Cycle 3 (2013)29.45 (21.32-40.69)3.380.16

HINTS 4 Cycle 4 (2014)30.45 (22.24-41.69)3.420.16

HINTS 5 Cycle 1 (2017)51.31 (37.54-70.11)3.940.16

aRef: reference group.

bHINTS: Health Information National Trends Survey.

In addition, the corresponding author's email address has been changed from greenberg.alexandra@mayo.edu to worisek.alexandra@gmail.com, as the author is no longer affiliated with Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

The correction will appear in the online version of the paper on the JMIR Publications website on May 26, 2022 together with the publication of this correction notice. Because this was made after submission to PubMed, PubMed Central, and other full-text repositories, the corrected article has also been resubmitted to those repositories.

Multimedia Appendix 1

Originally published Table 2.

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  1. HINTS Data Errors, Remediation, and Recommendations. Health Information National Trends Survev.   URL: https://hints.cancer.gov/data/data-remediation.aspx [accessed 2022-05-19]


HINTS: Health Information National Trends Survey


Edited by G Eysenbach; This is a non–peer-reviewed article. submitted 19.05.22; accepted 19.05.22; published 26.05.22

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©Alexandra J Greenberg-Worisek, Shaheen Kurani, Lila J Finney Rutten, Kelly D Blake, Richard P Moser, Bradford W Hesse. Originally published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (https://www.jmir.org), 26.05.2022.

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