Computer access and Internet use among urban youths

  • Bleakley A
  • Merzel C
  • VanDevanter N
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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.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Attitude to Computers
  • Attitude to Health
  • Computer Literacy
  • Female
  • Health Behavior
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Humans
  • Internet/ utilization
  • Male
  • Motivation
  • New York City
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases/ prevention & contro
  • Urban Population

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Authors

  • A Bleakley

  • C R Merzel

  • N L VanDevanter

  • P Messeri

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