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Table 1 First Health Information Source

From: Odds of talking to healthcare providers as the initial source of healthcare information: updated cross-sectional results from the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS)

  Data Years 2011–2012 (N = 5307) Data Years 2011–2014 (N = 10,024)
Source N Weighted % 95% CI N Weighted % 95% CI
Internet 3315 67.63 65.89–69.33 6353 68.72 67.35–70.05
Doctor/healthcare provider 937 15.66 14.17–17.27 1798 15.26 14.21–16.37
Publications 652 9.39 8.38–10.52 1138 8.89 8.12–9.72
Family/friends/co-workers 235 4.95 4.17–5.87 444 4.97 4.32–5.72
Other 72 0.99 0.66–1.47 108 0.85 0.63–1.15
Telephone service 40 0.61 0.40–0.94 73 0.55 0.39–0.76
Cancer organization 17 0.26 0.14–0.49 30 0.24 0.14–0.43
Library 21 0.23 0.14–0.39 45 0.30 0.21–0.42
Complementary or alternative medicine practitioner 18 0.28 0.15–0.50 35 0.23 0.14–0.36
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