Table 2

Summary of the main variables (n = 811).

N (%)


Where do you usually access the Internet? (Multiple choice)

Home

666 (93,5%)

School

202 (28,4%)

Cultural or leisure centres

23 (3,2%)

Cybercafé

100 (14%)

Mobile phone

26 (3,7%)

Other places

52 (7,3%)


What do you usually use the Internet for? (Multiple choice)

Leisure, music, games

642 (90%)

School work

620 (87%)

Searching for information

564 (79,1%)

Shopping

47 (6,6%)

Courses

32 (4,5%)

E-mail

519 (72,8%)

Chat (e.g. messenger), forums

568 (79,7%)

Others

49 (6,9%)


Why do you look for health information in the internet? (Multiple choice)

It is free

24 (5,6%)

It is quick

63 (14,7%)

It is confidential

45 (10,5%)

It is easy

158 (36,9%)

There are a lot of information

93 (21,7%)

To have different opinions

34 (7,9%)

Others

11 (2,6%)


¿How do you look for health information? (Multiple choice)

Internet searcher

444 (97,6%)

Family/friends

167 (36,7%)

Physicians

39 (8,6%)

News paper, media

228 (50,1%)

Links of websites

207 (45,5%)

Others

17 (3,7%)


¿Whom do you look health information for? (Multiple choice)

Yourself

434 (95,6%)

Family

182 (40%)

Classmates or friends

142 (31,2%)

Others

28 (6,2%)


Jiménez-Pernett et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:6   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-10-6

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