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Information–Seeking Among Chronic Disease Prevention Staff in State Health Departments: Use of Academic Journals

American Journal of Public Health .6536
American Journal of Preventive Medicine .2072
Annual Review of Public Health.0406
Biomedical Central Public Health (Open Access).0022
Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research (Open Access).0033
Health Education and Behavior .1084
Health Promotion Practice .1295
Implementation Science (Open Access).0022
Journal of the American Medical Association.2746
Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.0902
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (Open Access).5077
New England Journal of Medicine.1290
Preventing Chronic Disease (Open Access).2795
Public Health Reports.1712
Preventive Medicine.0219

Figure 1.
Mean percentage of journal-using staff per health department selecting each journal as 1 of the top 3 they use.

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Barriers to Use of Journals State Health Department Workersa Who Identified the Barrier, %
Lack of time.6679
Lack of access.5691
Too expensive.4640
Too much to review.3668
Unsure which journals are useful.2445
Not familiar.1289
Too much statistics.1165
Article topics are irrelevant.0479

Figure 2.
Percentage of non-journal using participants per health department who indicated each barrier to journal use as 1 of their top 3 barriers.

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