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|Table of Contents|
|Executive Summary (Stand-Alone)|
|Preface: A Vision of e-Health Benefits for All|
|Chapter 1. Introduction|
|Chapter 2. Mapping Diversity to Understand Users’ Requirements for e-Health Tools|
|Chapter 3. Assessing the Evidence Base for e-Health Tools for Diverse Users|
|Chapter 4. Strategic Factors in Realizing the Potential of e-Health|
|Chapter 5. Partnerships for Meaningful Access|
|Appendix 1. Environmental Scan of 40 e-HealthTools|
|Appendix 2. Project Interviewees, Experts Consulted, and Reviewers|
|Appendix 3. Chapter 3 Literature Review Summary|
|Appendix 4. A Comparison of Internet Use and Health Status of Populations That Experience Health Disparities|
Appendix 4. A Comparison of Internet Use and Health Status of Populations That Experience Health Disparities (Part 9)
Data Sources and Methodology
Pew Internet & American Life Project
Data from the 2002–2003 Pew Internet & American Life Project’s Daily Internet Tracking Survey were used to construct the Internet use profiles presented in the charts. The datasets that were analyzed include all cases of completed surveys aggregated for 2002 (n=25,908) and March through August 2003 (n=20,871).1 The sample for the survey is a random digit sample of telephone numbers selected from telephone exchanges in the continental United States. Respondents were English-speaking adults older than age 18 and living in the continental United States. (In the most recent Pew Research Center survey conducted in October/November 2005, respondents were given the opportunity to answer an English-language or Spanish-language questionnaire. Of 271 Hispanics, 110 chose the Spanish option and 161 chose English.) Sample data are weighted based on demographic weighting parameters derived from the most recently available U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey. This produces population parameters for the demographic characteristics of adults age 18 or older who live in households that contain a telephone.
Select questions were chosen from the survey instrument to analyze computer/Internet use, Internet activities, locations of access, and the frequency of Internet use from home. For the purposes of this document, the activities of going online to access the Internet and sending or receiving e-mail were used to determine which respondents were Internet users. This classification was based on the respondent pool that answered “yes” to the question, “Do you use a computer at the workplace, home, or anywhere else on at least an occasional basis?” Cross-tabulation of the selected questions by the various population groups was the main method of analysis. In the latest Pew Research Center survey conducted in October/November 2005, Pew used two questions to determine if someone was an Internet user: “Do you use the Internet, at least occasionally?” and “Do you send or receive e-mail, at least occasionally?”
DATA2010 is an interactive database system developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, Health Promotion Statistics Division, which contains the most recent monitoring data for tracking Healthy People 2010. The data are updated quarterly. Data used in this document were obtained from the January 2004 edition.
DATA2010 also includes a set of measures relevant for tracking progress for the HealthierUS initiative. HealthierUS is the national initiative to ensure that Americans live longer, better, and healthier lives. The initiative focuses on reducing the burden of disease and addressing lifestyle choices that will foster healthy behaviors through personal and social responsibility.
Data on the following health topics are presented in this appendix:
Healthy People 2010 Population Group Table
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Healthy People 2010. 2nd ed. With understanding and improving health and objectives for improving health. 2 vols. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, November 2000.
aA UA is an area consisting of a central place(s) and adjacent urban fringe that together have a minimum residential population of at least 50,000 people and generally an overall population density of at least 1,000 people per square mile of land area.
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