Table 1

Observed frequency and percentage of citizens turning to the Internet to find health information that might help them deal with a consultation in 2007 and changes from 2005 to 2007

2007

Change from 2005 to 2007



Find health information to help decide whether to consult a health professional

Find health information prior to an appointment

Find information after an appointment with health professionals

Find health information to help decide whether to consult a health professional

Find health information prior to an appointment

Find information after an appointment with health professionals



Frequency

Frequency

Frequency

Mean % (CI)a

Mean % (CI)a

Mean % (CI)a

Mean % (CI)a

Mean % (CI)a

Mean % (CI)a

471

348

364

Denmark

46.1(43.2-49.0)

34.1(31.3-36.9)

35.7(32.8-38.5)

13.8(9.7-17.8)

7.5(3.6.-11.4)

5.3(1.3-9.3)

413

261

357

Germany

41.3 (38.5-44.1)

26.1(23.5-28.7)

35.7(32.9-38.5)

9.5(17.2-3.7)

3.7(0.0-7.3)

8.2(4.3-12.2)

236

210

208

Greece

23.6(21.2-26.0)

21.0(18.6-23.4)

20.8(18.4-23.2)

13.0(9.6-6.5)

9.6(6.5-12.7)

9.1(6.1-12.2)

303

228

253

Latvia

30.3(27.7-32.9)

22.8(20.4-25.2)

25.3(22.8-27.8)

9.1(5.7-12.5)

6.8(3.6-10.1)

10.2(7.0-13.5)

390

278

358

Norway

39.0(36.2-41.7)

27.8(25.2-30.4)

35.8(33.0-38.6)

5.3(1.4-9.3)

3.2(-0.5-7.0)

4.9(0.9-8.9)

383

315

335

Poland

38.3(35.6-41.0)

31.5(28.9-34.1)

33.5(30.8-36.2)

7.0(3.3-10.8)

5.1(1.5-8.7)

5.9(2.2-9.6)

189

156

177

Portugal

18.9(16.6-21.2)

15.6(13.5-17.7)

17.7(15.4-20.0)

5.8(3.0-8.5)

3.5(0.9-6.1)

5.3(2.6-8.0)

2385

1796

2052

Total

33.9(32.9-34.9)

25.6(24.6-26.5)

29.2(28.2-30.2)

9.2(7.8-10.5)

5.6(4.3-6.9)

7.0(5.7-8.4)


a95% confidence intervals (CI); differences are typed in italic when significantly different from 0 at the 5% level

Santana et al. BMC Family Practice 2011 12:20   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-12-20

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