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Table 3 Information of the five most popular WeChat official accounts (from August 16, 2017 to August 16, 2018)

From: Internet and WeChat used by patients with Crohn’s disease in China: a multi-center questionnaire survey

Official WeChat accounts CCCF IBD in Love The IBD team of Sir run run Shaw hospital IBD Academic Officer The World of Gastroenterology
Organization The China Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation The 6th hospital of Sun Yat-sen university Sir run run Shaw hospital of Zhejiang University Technology company and medicine related person Technology company and medicine related person
Duration since setting up 55 months 47 months 46 months 16 months 48 months
Total number of articles 260 124 59 393 147
Update frequency (days) a 1.40 2.94 6.19 0.93 2.48
Average reading number for each article 1479 ± 1174 1176 ± 1060 1419 ± 849 1092 ± 665 1110 ± 880
Highest reading number 10,810 4885 5626 6084 4234
Comments 6.51 ± 10.38 1.60 ± 3.58 1.49 ± 5.41 1.41 ± 1.92 0.32 ± 1.06
Likes 23.07 ± 20.85 13.90 ± 12.36 24.60 ± 31.00 12.58 ± 7.12 6.38 ± 6.82
Focus on CD 249 (96%) 106 (85%) 57 (97%) 346 (88%) 115 (78%)
Topic types [number (percentage%)]
 1.Notices in diet and daily life 20 (8%) 12 (10%) 4 (7%) 13 (3%) 8 (5%)
 2.General disease introduction 28 (11%) 4 (3%) 7 (12%) 85 (22%) 77 (52%)
 3.Medication advances and side effects 10 (4%) 11 (9%) 5 (8%) 109 (28%) 11 (7%)
 4.The prognosis and influencing factors 9 (3%) 6 (5%) 4 (7%) 70 (18%) 7 (5%)
 5.Policy about subsidies and discounts for treatment 0 (0%) 1 (0.8%) 1 (2%) 3 (0.8%) 0 (0%)
 6.Relevant knowledge about surgery 7 (3%) 3 (2%) 4 (7%) 29 (7%) 6 (4%))
 7.Communication with other patients 20 (8%) 15 (12%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
 8.Stories about defeating the disease 13 (5%) 6 (5%) 8 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
 9.Consensus and research 54 (21%) 17 (14%) 4 (7%) 66 (17%) 38 (26%)
 10.Education activities for patients 80 (31%) 32 (26%) 12 (20%) 7 (2%) 0 (0%)
 11.Clinical guidance 5 (2%) 6 (5%) 9 (15%) 1 (0.3%) 0 (0%)
 12.Others 7 (3%) 4 (3%) 0 (0%) 3 (1%) 0 (0%)
 Kappa value b −0.143 0.143 0.286 0.259 0.000
  1. aUpdate frequency means average days to update an article paper
  2. bThe kappa value represents consistency between the topic types of the five most popular WeChat official accounts and information expectations of CD patients