Computer Use and Internet Access among Urban Youth

Bleakley, A., Merzel, C., Van Devanter, N. & Messeri, P.
American Journal of Public Health (May) 2004; 744-746.

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.

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