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Table 1 First health information source (N = 5,307)

From: The National Cancer Institute’s Health Information National Trends Survey [HINTS]: a national cross-sectional analysis of talking to your doctor and other healthcare providers for health information

Source N Weighted % 95% CI
Internet 3,315 67.63 65.88 – 69.38
Doctor or healthcare provider 937 15.66 13.96 – 17.36
Publications (books, pamphlets, brochures, magazines and newspapers) 652 9.39 8.35 – 10.43
Family/friends/co-workers 235 4.95 4.03 – 5.87
Other 72 0.99 0.58 – 1.39
Telephone Service 40 0.61 0.34 – 0.89
Cancer Organization 17 0.26 0.08 – 0.44
Library 21 0.23 0.09 – 0.37
Complementary or alternative medicine practitioner 18 0.28 0.12 – 0.43
  1. Missing = 857.