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Table 2 Frequent use of information sources by parents, stratified by digital media users and non-users

From: Parental digital health information seeking behavior in Switzerland: a cross-sectional study

Variables Personal contacts Variables Print media Variables Digital mediaa
Users N = 700 Non-users N = 69 Users N = 700 Non-users N = 69 Users
N = 700
N % N % N % N % N %
Family 693 59.6 68 57.3 Books 694 31.1 68 25 Search engines 696 54.9
Friends, neighbor, acquaintances 689 49.9 66 43.9 Other print media 649 7.9 60 3.3 Webpages for parents 694 47
Pediatrician 690 31.6 68 41.2 Magazines 686 7.1 65 7.7 Official webpages of health services or health organizations 695 13.4
Other health professionals 680 18.7 63 23.8 Newspapers 686 3.1 63 0 Webpages of pediatricians or children’s hospitals 695 12.1
Telephone consultation of a children’s emergency service or hospital 682 4 63 6.4       Apps 691 7.4
Telephone consultation of health insurance 672 3.1 64 3.1       Social media 698 5.44
  1. Note: group differences by digital users and non-users assessed by means of a chi2 non-significant in all cases
  2. aQuestion only asked to digital media users