Getting a second opinion: Health information and the Internet

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by Cathy Underhill and Larry McKeown

Findings

In the little more than a decade since it was launched commercially, the Internet has changed the way Canadians conduct their everyday activities, from viewing weather, news and sports to banking and paying bills. The Internet has also changed the way many Canadians obtain health information, and potentially, their relationship with physicians.  [Full text]

The data

This article is based on data from the 2005 Canadian Internet Use Survey (CIUS). Conducted in November 2005, the survey asked 30,466 Canadian residents aged 18 or older about their personal Internet use in the previous 12 months. As a supplement to the Labour Force Survey (LFS), the CIUS excludes residents of the territories, inmates of institutions, residents of Indian reserves, and full-time members of the Canadian Forces.  [Full text]

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Authors

Cathy Underhill
Science, Innovation and Electronic Information Division
Statistics Canada
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0T6
Tel: 613-951-6023
Email: Cathy.Underhill@statcan.gc.ca

Larry McKeown
Science, Innovation and Electronic Information Division
Statistics Canada
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0T6
Tel: 613-951-2582
Email: Larry.Mckeown@statcan.gc.ca