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Table 2 Proportion of focus group participants, according to age group or cultural background, indicating their reasons for accessing websites related to AOD use.

From: Assessment of function and clinical utility of alcohol and other drug web sites: An observational, qualitative study

Domain 16-24 years 25-65 years CALDa ATSIb
Average time spent     
1st website 4:18 mins 5:30 mins 6:36 mins 6:13 mins
2nd website 4:00 mins 5:30 mins 6:00 mins 5:00 mins
3rd website 3:12 mins 4:18 mins 5:30 mins 5:24 mins
4th website 2:48 mins 2:42 mins 6:15 mins 3:42 mins
5th website 3:24 mins 2:24 mins 3:30 mins -
Top reasons for selecting website c     
First on list 25% (n = 5) 24% (n = 4) 20% (n = 1) 22% (n = 2)
Government source 55% (n = 11) 18% (n = 3) 80% (n = 4) 0% (n = 0)
Source looked reliable 45% (n = 9) 29% (n = 5) 0% (n = 0) 22% (n = 2)
Title clearly matched search terms 75% (n = 15) 12% (n = 2) 20% (n = 1) 33% (n = 3)
Interesting title and description 65% (n = 13) 29% (n = 5) 20% (n = 1) 11% (n = 1)
Potential information focus 20% (n = 4) 59% (n = 10) 0% (n = 0) 67% (n = 6)
Potential treatment focus 20% (n = 5) 41% (n = 7) 20% (n = 1) 33% (n = 3)
  1. aPeople from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  2. bPeople from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds. No members of the ATSI group accessed a fifth website.
  3. cMost common reasons are in bold.