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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.
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.
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Bleakley, A., Merzel, C. R., VanDevanter, N. L., & Messeri, P. (2004). Computer Access and Internet Use Among Urban Youths. American Journal of Public Health, 94 (5), 744-746. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.94.5.744
Date Posted: 14 June 2019
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