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Supplementary Table 1
Consumers’ Information Seeking and Information Sharing with Doctors, Unadjusted Means


  All Adults
Adults Who Sought Information
and Saw a Doctor

Mentioned Information to Doctor

Sought Health Information
on Internet
Sought Health Information
from Multiple Sources
Sought Any Health Information
All
16.1%
21.2%
38.2%
23.7%
Chronic Conditions
   None (R)
15.1
18.4
33.4
16.9
   One
19.0*
24.3*
43.2*
25.7*
   Two or More
15.4
26.3*
45.6*
34.0*
Sex
   Female (R)
18.2
24.8
42.6
25.1
   Male
13.7*
17.2*
33.4*
21.4*
Age Group
   18-34 (R)
17.2
20.7
38.2
19.4
   35-49
20.6*
23.4*
40.4*
24.1*
   50-64
16.2
22.4*
39.0
28.6*
   65 and Older
5.4*
16.4*
32.9*
23.7*
Education
      No High School Diploma
3.2*
12.5*
26.4*
18.9*
      High School Diploma
9.8*
16.4*
32.7*
21.3*
      Some College
20.1*
24.0*
41.5*
24.1*
      College Diploma
27.6*
28.9*
48.2*
26.3
      Graduate Education (R)
31.7
33.9
53.7
28.0
Family Income  
      Less than 200% Poverty
8.5*
17.3*
33.8*
23.1
      200-399%
15.1*
20.5*
36.7*
23.5
      400-599%
20.2*
23.4*
41.4*
23.4
      600% or More (R)
24.1
25.5
43.4
24.7
Race or/Ethnicity  
      White (R)
17.7
21.6
38.9
24.8
      African American
10.4*
18.5*
36.2*
18.1*
      Latino
9.6*
19.0*
34.6*
21.1*
      Other
19.0
26.3*
41.7
21.5
* Significantly different from the reference group (R), p<.05.

Source: HSC Community Tracking Study Household Survey, 2000-02
 

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