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Womens Health Issues. 2005 Nov-Dec;15(6):240-8.

The association between women's health information use and health care visits.

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  • 1Women's and Children's Health Policy Center, Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.



To determine the effect of the type of information sources used on health services use.


Population-based random-digit dialing survey of 498 women, between December 1999 and January 2000, on use of health information sources and health visits.


After adjustment for sociodemographic and medical factors, use of print health media and computer-based resources was associated with 1.9 and 1.6 more visits, respectively compared to non-use (Regression coefficients 1.9; [95% confidence interval {CI} 0.1, 3.7] and 1.6; [95% CI 0.3, 3.0]).


Print health media and computer-based sources are associated with a higher number of health care visits.

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