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Table 2 Characteristics of registered users and visitors from January 1 to December 31, 2010

From: Missing and accounted for: gaps and areas of wealth in the public health review literature

  Registered Users (4, 668)
% (n)
Visitors (40, 166)
% (n)
Continent   
   North America 90.6% (4, 229) 75.0% (30, 107)
Canada 82.7% (3, 859) 65.0% (26, 113)
British Columbia 10.9% (509) 4.6% (1, 841)
Alberta 7.8% (366) 4.6% (1, 853)
Saskatchewan 3.6% (166) 1.6% (627)
Manitoba 4.0% (186) 1.9% (761)
Ontario 41.6% (1940) 41.9% (16, 810)
Quebec 5.3% (247) 6.0% (2, 408)
New Brunswick 2.2% (105) 0.7% (282)
Nova Scotia 3.4% (157) 2.2% (900)
Prince Edward Island 0.3% (12) 0.2% (88)
Newfoundland & Labrador 1.8% (82) 0.9% (354)
Nunavut 0.5% (22) 0.1% (29)
Northwest Territories 0.3% (16) 0.1% (49)
Yukon 0.3% (15) 0.2% (77)
Not specified (within Canada) 0.8% (36) 0.1% (34)
United States of America 7.9% (370) 9.9% (3, 994)
Europe 3.5% (164) 14.4% (5, 774)
Oceania 4.0% (188) 4.0% (1, 604)
Asia 0.7% (35) 3.9% (1, 570)
South America, Central America, Caribbean 0.7% (31) 1.9% (777)
Africa 0.1% (6) 0.8% (326)
Not specified 0.3% (15) 0.02% (8)
Language Preference §
English 98.1% (4, 580) 83.3% (33, 459)
French 1.9% (88) 6.2% (2, 482)
Spanish - 3.6% (1, 463)
Italian - 1.8% (708)
German - 1.0% (399)
Portuguese - 0.7% (285)
Other - 3.4% (1, 370)
Organization Type*
Public Health/Health Services 54.6% (2, 547) 15.8% (5, 502)
Academic/Research Institution 18.7% (872) 18.3% (6, 393)
Not-for-Profit/NGO 4.5% (210) 0.4% (123)
Government 4.2% (197) 6.7% (2, 340)
Corporate/Private Business 2.0% (93) 0.8% (294)
Professional Association 0.9% (44) 0.1% (49)
Library 0.6% (28) 0.8% (287)
School (primary/secondary) 0.2% (10) 0.01% (5)
Pharmaceutical 0.1% (6) 0.01% (5)
Internet Provider 0.04% (2) 53.0% (18, 503)
Not specified/determinable 14.1% (659) 4.0% (1, 408)
  1. § Language preference data only collected for Canada's official languages (English and French) for registered users, whereas 65 languages were identified for visitors.
  2. * Visitor data for organization type is shown for organizations with five or more visits in 2010.
  3. Visitor data was collected by internet service provider and many organizations could only be identified by internet service provider (e.g. Rogers, Shaw, Bell, etc.)