Table 4

How people value the importance of different health information channels.

Health information channel

Total sample (N = 7903)

Internet users (N = 4906)



count

%

count

%

Face to face contact with a health professional

6469

82

3993

81

Family and friends

5032

64

2985

61

Books/encyclopedias

4821

61

3098

63

TV/Radio

4770

40

2734

56

Pharmacies

4735

60

2755

56

Newspapers/magazines

4497

57

2667

54

Courses and lectures

2735

56

1774

36

The Internet

3141

40

2607

53


1 Sample weighted for population size. Included in the table are those who answered 4 or 5 on a 5-point scale where 5 was very important

Andreassen et al. BMC Public Health 2007 7:53   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-7-53

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