Table 6.

Health communication behaviors of the online and community-based samples

Online MACommunity-basedCommunity-based subsamples
populationsurvey totalWhiteAALatinoLow SEPHomeless
estimate(n = 498)(n = 166)(n = 105)(n = 188)(n = 249)(n = 84)
Ever searched for health information85.0%84.5% (419)83.1% (138)86.7% (91)87.2% (164)81.1% (202)76.2% (64)
It took a lot of effort to get the information neededa23.6%39.3% (165)34.1% (47)42.4% (39)42.7% (70)43.4% (88)54.7% (35)
Felt frustrated during searcha23.3%31.2% (130)33.8% (46)23.9% (22)34.4% (56)29.0% (58)45.2% (28)
Hard to understanda16.47%28.2% (116)29.6% (40)28.9% (26)28.8% (46)29.3% (58)29.7% (19)
Concerned about qualitya46.1%50.1% (209)50.0% (68)57.2% (52)47.0% (77)46.5% (94)48.4% (31)
  • aReflects participants who indicated agree or strongly agree.