Table 4

Age-adjusted comparisons of computer and Internet access and preferred methods for obtaining health education, Spanish-dominant, Bilingual, and English-dominant Latinos Aged 25–64

Women

Men



Internet Access and Health Education Preferences

Spanish-

dominant

(n = 78)

% (se)

Bilingual

(n = 99)

% (se)

English-

dominant

(n = 433)

% (se)

Spanish-

dominant

(n = 93)

% (se)

Bilingual

(n = 87)

% (se)

English-

dominant

(n = 301)

% (se)


Personal Computer

At home

50.2 (6.9) ****

65.0 (5.2) **

80.7 (2.0)

34.3 (5.7) ****, c

64.7 (5.7) **

82.7 (2.6)

At home/other location

58.3 (6.6) ****

73.4 (4.3) ****

90.8 (1.3)

37.8 (6.1) ****, d

70.0 (5.5) ***

90.2 (1.9)

Internet

At home

39.3 (6.9) ****, a

56.8 (5.5) ***

77.5 (2.0)

25.5 (4.5) ****, d

58.7 (5.9) ***

81.4 (2.6)

At home/other location

44.9 (6.9) ****, b

69.1 (4.6) ****

88.9 (1.4)

30.7 (5.7) ****, d

66.8 (5.8) ***

89.7 (2.0)

Information Source Used in Past 12 months

Health education handouts

14.6 (4.3)

14.3 (3.8)

18.8 (2.1)

11.1 (3.2)

4.9 (2.4) **

14.1 (2.2)

Health handbook

37.7 (6.6)

36.9 (5.4)

32.0 (2.4)

21.2 (5.4)

17.2 (4.4)

24.3 (2.9)

Health phone messages

13.8 (5.3) *, a

0.8 (0.8)

2.6 (0.1)

3.6 (2.0)

2.4 (2.3)

1.2 (0.6)

Information from a website

9.5 (3.9)

2.0 (1.7) ****

17.1 (1.9)

0.3 (--) ****

2.8 (1.6) ****

17.1 (2.5)

Health education programs

5.5 (2.5) ***

2.7 (3.8) **

16.2 (2.0)

6.5 (3.3)

7.7 (3.6)

8.1 (1.6)

Preferred Methods

Small group appointments with a clinician/educator

29.4 (6.4)a

12.9 (4.0)

17.8 (20.0)

30.9 (6.1) **, a

14.4 (4.7)

10.7 (1.8)

Individual counseling

33.4 (6.2)

39.9 (5.3)

41.6 (2.5)

34.7 (6.0)

25.3 (5.0) **

42.7 (3.2)

Brief telephone counseling

26.3 (5.1)b

9.4 (3.1) **

19.6 (2.1)

36.7 (6.6) **, d

48.4 (2.8) *

16.7 (2.5)

1/2- full day workshop

20.4 (5.4) *, a

7.1 (3.6)

7.4 (1.3)

12.5 (4.1)

10.2 (3.8)

8.4 (1.8)

Multi-session program

Traditional class

10.8 (4.7)

7.1 (2.8)

8.7 (1.5)

4.0 (2.2)

7.4 (3.0)

5.5 (1.2)

Group program by phone

4.5 (2.2)

2.7 (1.6)

1.6 (0.6)

7.4 (3.5) *, a

0 (0)

1.4 (0.6)

Internet-based

2.3 (1.6) *

8.5 (3.5)

7.2 (1.3)

7.4 (3.3)

3.6 (2.2)

8.8 (2.0)

Information from a website

11.0 (4.5) **

7.3 (3.1) ****

25.3 (2.2)

12.8 (4.1) **

8.4 (3.1) ****

28.7 (3.0)

Computer program

10.7 (3.3)

8.6 (3.0)

13.7 (1.7)

15.1 (4.3)

10.4 (3.4)

17.5 (2.6)

Health phone messages

21.5 (4.8) **, b

3.5 (2.1)

5.2 (1.1)

19.0 (5.5) **, a

4.8 (2.3)

4.1 (1.3)

Health videos

44.9 (6.5) ****, a

21.5 (4.5)

16.6 (1.9)

57.2 (6.6) ****, d

22.4 (5.1)

19.8 (2.5)

Health programs on TV

49.5 (6.9) ****, d

18.0 (3.8)

18.9 (2.0)

29.3 (5.1)

25.4 (5.3)

22.3 (2.7)

Health newsletters

56.2 (6.7) *, c

24.6 (4.9) **

39.8 (2.5)

54.2 (6.7) **, c

22.9 (5.3)

30.9 (3.1)

Short handouts or articles

59.7 (6.6)b

31.7 (5.3) *

46.5 (2.6)

46.3 (6.6)

30.5 (5.6)

36.7 (3.1)


* p < 05; ** p < .01; *** p < 001; ****p < .0001 by t-test, Spanish-dominant and Bilingual compared to English-dominant.

a p < 05; b p < .01; c p < 001; d p < .0001 by t-test, Spanish-dominant compared to Bilingual

Gordon and Iribarren BMC Public Health 2008 8:305   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-305

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