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Table 5 Most likely profiles of citizens using the Internet to get health information to help dealing with a consultation

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

  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
  General population Health Internet users General population Health Internet users General population Health Internet users
Gender       
Age 15-25 15-25 15-25 26-35 26-35  
Education higher education   higher education higher education higher education higher education
Kids at home (< 18)       
Place of living    main city main city main city main city
Work situation       
Disable or with diagnosis       
Relative disable or with diagnosis       
Subjective health       
At least one consultation in the last year    yes yes yes yes
Interact with a HP never meet face-to-face infrequent infrequent infrequent infrequent infrequent infrequent
Participate in forums established established infrequent infrequent established established
Order medicines established established established established established established
Read about health or illness established established established established established established