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Computer Access and Internet Use Among Urban Youths

Bleakley, Amy and Merzel, Cheryl R and VanDevanter, Nancy L and Messeri, Peter (2004) Computer Access and Internet Use Among Urban Youths. American Journal of Public Health, 94 (5). pp. 744-746. ISSN 0090-0036

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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 nad frequent Internet use.


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: urban, youth, Internet, health information, New York City
Subjects: Practice > outreach
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Practice > service
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Depositing User: Kismet Loftin-Bell
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2005
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2011 10:33
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/261

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