Departmental Papers (ASC)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

5-2004

Publication Source

American Journal of Public Health

Volume

94

Issue

5

Start Page

744

Last Page

746

DOI

10.2105/AJPH.94.5.744

Abstract

This report presents data on computer access, Internet use, and factors associated with health information seeking on the Internet among a sample of youths aged 15 to 30 years in New York City. Findings from street intercept surveys indicate substantial computer access at home (62%) and frequent (everyday or a few times a week) Internet use (66%). Fifty-five percent of the sample reported seeking health information on the Internet, which was associated with positive beliefs about getting a health checkup and frequent Internet use.

Copyright/Permission Statement

Bleakley A, Merzel C, VanDevanter N, Messeri P. Computer Access and Internet Use Among Urban Youths, American Journal of Public Health; 94(5): 744 – 746; 2004; American Public Health Association.

This article is also found online at: https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/10.2105/AJPH.94.5.744

Copyright for this article is held and maintained by the American Public Health Association, and permission is still required for any use by third-party individuals or organizations.

Comments

At the time of publication, author Amy Bleakley was affiliated with the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Currently, she is a faculty member at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Date Posted: 14 June 2019

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