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Table 2 Use of mobile phones and internet

From: Interest of pregnant women in the use of SMS (short message service) text messages for the improvement of perinatal and postnatal care

   Mercedes (n = 83) Rosario (n = 63) All (n = 146)
   n (%) n (%) n (%)
Currently have a cell phone Yes 79 (95.2) 57 (90.5) 136 (93.2)
  No 4 (4.8) 6 (9.5) 10 (6.8)
Length of time having cell phone <6 months 9 (10.8) 16 (25.4) 25 (17.1)
  6 months to less than 1 year 9 (10.8) 4 (6.3) 13 (8.9)
  1 year to less than 2 years 10 (12) 15 (23.8) 25 (17.1)
  2 years or more 49 (59) 26 (41.3) 75 (51.4)
  Don’t know/No response 6 (7.2) 2 (3.2) 8 (5.4)
Cell phone plan Contract 10 (12) 23 (36.5) 33 (22.6)
  Prepaid 69 (83.1) 40 (63.5) 109 (74.7)
  Don’t know 4 (4.8) 0 (0) 4 (2.7)
Age at first cell phone Less than15 0 (0.0) 1 (1.6) 1 (0.7)
  15 to 1920 23 (27.7) 29 (46.0) 52 (35.6)
  20 to <35 52 (62.7) 30 (47.6) 82 (56.2)
  35 or more 3 (3.6) 2 (3.2) 5 (3.4)
  Missing 5 (6.0) 1 (1.6) 6 (4.1)
Changed cell number in the last 12 months Never 22 (26.5) 34 (54) 56 (38.4)
  1 time 26 (31.3) 13 (20.6) 39 (26.7)
  2 times 22 (26.5) 8 (12.7) 30 (20.5)
  3 times 3 (3.6) 4 (6.3) 7 (4.8)
  4 or more times 5 (6) 4 (6.3) 9 (6.2)
Use of internet on the cell phone Yes 3 (3.6) 3 (4.8) 6 (4.1)
  No access 54 (65.1) 31 (49.2) 85 (58.2)
  No response 26 (31.3) 29 (46.0) 55 (37.7)
Location of the computer for internet use Home 17 (20.5) 20 (31.7) 37 (25.3)
Call centre 5 (6.0) 2 (3.2) 7 (4.8)
Work/school 3 (3.6) 3 (4.8) 6 (4.1)
Friend/Family 1 (1.2) 2 (3.2) 3 (2.1)
No regular use of internet 53 (63.9) 36 (57.1) 89 (61.0)
No response 4 (4.8) 0 (0) 4 (2.7)