Computer Access and Internet Use among Urban Youths

Amy Bleakley, Cheryl R. Merzel, Nancy L. VanDevanter, Peter Messeri

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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 and frequent Internet use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)744-746
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume94
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2004

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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