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Table 1 Observed frequency and percentage of citizens turning to the Internet to find health information that might help them deal with a consultation in 2007 and changes from 2005 to 2007

From: Informed citizen and empowered citizen in health: results from an European survey

  2007 Change from 2005 to 2007
  Find health information to help decide whether to consult a health professional Find health information prior to an appointment Find information after an appointment with health professionals Find health information to help decide whether to consult a health professional Find health information prior to an appointment Find information after an appointment with health professionals
  Frequency Frequency Frequency    
  Mean % (CI) a Mean % (CI) a Mean % (CI) a Mean % (CI) a Mean % (CI) a Mean % (CI) a
  471 348 364    
Denmark 46.1(43.2-49.0) 34.1(31.3-36.9) 35.7(32.8-38.5) 13.8(9.7-17.8) 7.5(3.6.-11.4) 5.3(1.3-9.3)
  413 261 357    
Germany 41.3 (38.5-44.1) 26.1(23.5-28.7) 35.7(32.9-38.5) 9.5(17.2-3.7) 3.7(0.0-7.3) 8.2(4.3-12.2)
  236 210 208    
Greece 23.6(21.2-26.0) 21.0(18.6-23.4) 20.8(18.4-23.2) 13.0(9.6-6.5) 9.6(6.5-12.7) 9.1(6.1-12.2)
  303 228 253    
Latvia 30.3(27.7-32.9) 22.8(20.4-25.2) 25.3(22.8-27.8) 9.1(5.7-12.5) 6.8(3.6-10.1) 10.2(7.0-13.5)
  390 278 358    
Norway 39.0(36.2-41.7) 27.8(25.2-30.4) 35.8(33.0-38.6) 5.3(1.4-9.3) 3.2(-0.5-7.0) 4.9(0.9-8.9)
  383 315 335    
Poland 38.3(35.6-41.0) 31.5(28.9-34.1) 33.5(30.8-36.2) 7.0(3.3-10.8) 5.1(1.5-8.7) 5.9(2.2-9.6)
  189 156 177    
Portugal 18.9(16.6-21.2) 15.6(13.5-17.7) 17.7(15.4-20.0) 5.8(3.0-8.5) 3.5(0.9-6.1) 5.3(2.6-8.0)
  2385 1796 2052    
Total 33.9(32.9-34.9) 25.6(24.6-26.5) 29.2(28.2-30.2) 9.2(7.8-10.5) 5.6(4.3-6.9) 7.0(5.7-8.4)
  1. a95% confidence intervals (CI); differences are typed in italic when significantly different from 0 at the 5% level