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Table 2 Observed frequency and percentage of citizens that have made suggestions or queries on diagnosis or treatment to a health professional or have taken health decisions as a result of health information from the Internet 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
  Suggestions or queries on diagnosis or treatment to health professional Changing the use of medicine without consulting a health professional Making, cancelling or changing an appointment with health professional Suggestions or queries on diagnosis or treatment to health professional Changing the use of medicine without consulting a health professional Making, cancelling or changing an appointment with health professional
  Frequency Frequency Frequency    
  Mean % (CI) a Mean % (CI) a Mean % (CI) a Mean % (CI) a Mean % (CI) a Mean % (CI) a
  251 30 82    
Denmark 24.6(22.0-27.2) 2.9(1.9-4.0) 8.0(6.4-9.7) 4.7(1.1-8.3) -0.1(-1.7-1.4) 2.0(-0.2-4.3)
  268 34 64    
Germany 26.8(24.2-29.4) 3.4(2.3-4.5) 6.4(4.9-7.9) 7.5(4.0-11.1) 1.1(-0.5-2.5) 1.3(-0.7-3.3)
  152 9 30    
Greece 15.2(13.0-17.4) 0.9(0.3-1.5) 3.0(2.0-4.0) 2.2(-0.8-5.1) 0.4(-0.4-1.1) 1.3(0.0-2.6)
  276 62 99    
Latvia 27.6(25.0-30.2) 6.2(4.7-7.7) 9.9(8.1-11.7) 7.6(4.2-11.1) 1.8(-0.2-3.7) 2.4(0.0-4.9)
  166 30 83    
Norway 16.6(14.3-18.8) 3.0(1.9-4.0) 8.3(6.6-10.0) 3.7(0.6-6.8) 0.4(-1.1-1.8) 1.4(-1.0-3.8)
  281 35 111    
Poland 28.1(25.5-30.7) 3.5(2.4-4.6) 11.1(9.2-13.0) 6.4(2.9-9.9) 1.1(-0.5-2.5) 4.0(1.5-6.4)
  151 20 28    
Portugal 15.1(13.0-17.2) 2.0(1.1-2.9) 2.8(1.8-3.8) 2.8(0.2-5.4) 0.9(-0.1-1.9) 0.1(-1.2-1.3)
  1545 220 497    
Total 22.0(21.1-22.9) 3.1(2.7-3.5) 7.1(6.5-7.7) 5.0(3.7-6.2) 0.7(0.2-1.3) 1.8(1.0-2.6)
  1. a95% confidence intervals (CI); differences are typed in italic when significantly different from 0 at the 5% level