A survey of low-income families in an urban pediatric teaching hospital’s primary care setting concluded that 63 percent of these families had access to computers and 37 percent had a computer at home. Forty-one percent of those surveyed could access the World Wide Web, 23 percent from their homes. Of the 135 families surveyed, 54 percent reported incomes under $15,000 per year, and 55 percent had a high-school education or less.The study was presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in New Orleans, May 1-5. For interviews during the meeting, contact the press room at (504) 670-8502 or 670-8508.Researchers’ Institutional Contact: Office of Public Affairs (617) 355-6420
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