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Table 3 Use of health information and search engines by physicians 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) Registrars (N = 104) Total (N = 172)
  No % No % No % No %
Ever obtained health information from the Internet for patient care?         
Yes 37 82.2 18 78.3 96 92.3 151 87.8
No 7 15.6 4 17.4 6 5.8 17 9.9
No Response 1 2.2 1 4.3 2 1.9 4 2.3
Search Engine used to obtain health information         
   Yahoo 17 37.8 6 26.1 34 32.7 57 33.1
   Google 23 51.1 13 56.5 63 60.6 99 57.6
   Others 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 1.9 2 1.2
No Response 5 11.1 4 17.4 5 4.8 14 8.1
Used a Search Engine during the previous month?         
Yes 25 55.6 12 52.2 80 76.9 117 68.0
No 19 42.2 10 43.5 22 21.2 51 29.7
No Response 1 2.2 1 4.3 2 1.9 4 2.3
Total 45 100 23 100 104 100 172 100