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ERIC Number: EJ953669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1499-4046
Assessment of Low-Income Adults' Access to Technology: Implications for Nutrition Education
Neuenschwander, Lauren M.; Abbott, Angela; Mobley, Amy R.
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, v44 n1 p60-65 Jan-Feb 2012
Objective: The main objective of this study was to investigate access and use of technologies such as the Internet among Indiana's low-income population. The secondary objective was to determine whether access and use of computers significantly differed by age, race, and/or education level. Methods: Data were collected from low-income adult Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education participants for a 2-year period using a cross-sectional questionnaire about access and use of technology. Results: Approximately 50% of the total respondents (n = 1,620) indicated that they had a working computer in their home, and of those, the majority (78%) had a high-speed Internet connection. Chi-square analysis revealed that younger adults who were white and had more education were more likely to have a computer (P less than 0.001) and Internet. Conclusions and Implications: The results of this study provide evidence that using Internet-based nutrition education in a low-income population is a viable and possibly cost-effective option. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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