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Table 2 Computer literacy and Internet usage among physician's in Ibadan, Nigeria

From: Use of the Internet for health information by physicians for patient care in a teaching hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria

  House Officers (N = 45) Medical Officers (N = 23) Registrar (N = 104) Total (N = 172)
  No % No % No % No %
Are you computer literate?         
Yes 41 91.1 22 95.7 97 93.3 160 93.0
No 4 8.9 1 4.3 7 6.7 12 7.0
Do you own a personal computer?         
Yes 14 31.1 13 56.5 72 69.2 99 57.6
No 31 68.9 10 43.5 32 30.8 73 42.4
Ever used the Internet?         
Yes 44 97.8 22 95.7 102 98.1 168 97.7
No 1 2.2 1 4.3 2 1.9 4 2.3
Used the Internet during the last week preceding the survey?         
Yes 19 42.2 14 60.9 80 76.9 113 65.7
No 25 55.6 8 34.8 22 21.1 55 32.0
No Response 1 2.2 1 4.3 2 1.0 4 2.3
Do you have personal access to the Internet?         
Yes 7 15.6 12 52.2 43 41.3 62 36.0
No 38 84.4 11 47.8 61 58.7 110 64.0
Main reason for using the Internet the last time.         
   E-mail 34 75.6 11 47.8 62 59.6 107 62.2
   Research 2 4.4 3 13.0 16 15.4 21 12.2
   Health information 3 6.7 5 21.7 16 15.4 24 14.0
   Patient care 2 4.4 1 4.4 6 5.7 9 5.2
   Others 1 2.2 1 4.4 1 1.0 3 1.7
No response 3 6.7 2 8.7 3 2.9 8 4.7
Internet access points used the last time.         
   Office 1 2.2 5 21.7 14 13.5 20 11.6
   Home 2 4.5 0 0.0 1 1.0 3 1.7
   Library 3 6.7 1 4.4 14 13.5 18 10.6
   Cyber café 3 8 86.4 16 69.5 73 70.1 127 73.8
No Response 1 2.2 1 4.4 2 1.9 4 2.3
Mode of Internet usage         
   Assisted 7 15.6 3 13.0 18 17.3 28 16.3
   Not Assisted 37 82.2 19 82.6 84 80.8 140 81.4
No Response 1 2.2 1 4.4 2 1.9 4 2.3
Total 45 100 23 100 104 100 172 100