Membership & Use Trends

for OccEnvMed-L, the free, international electronic forum for Occupational & Environmental Medicine

Description
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A chronological history of the list's growth and the number, size and cumulative volume of the OEM-L traffic.
 
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Message volume and readership 
A graphical breakdown of how many members are from each continent, year by year.
 
Last update 11/05
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 NOn N. American subscribers, year by year 




Results of Member Survey, April 2005

This information was created by a web-based survey, and promoted entirely through e-mail to the OEM-L readership. It was sent first during April, 1997, then Nov, 2002,  and these data are from the April 2005 version..

Of the 3,450 subscribers to the list, 760 subscribers participated in this survey, a 22% response rate.

1. Profession
  

Physicians Nurse Industrial Hygienist Researcher Physician-Assistant or 
Nurse Practitioner
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49% 11% 10% 6% 5%
Responses from the "other" category consist of: 
Administrator ; Advocate for the disabled ; Associate Professor, Toxicologist, Chemical Hygiene Officer, RO ; Attorney-IH ; Biosafety Officer ; Building investigator ; Chemist, EHS Consultant ; Childhood Lead Program staff ; Chiropractor ; Clinic-Program Director ; Construction Safety Professional ; Consultant ; Director of OH services ( Admin) ; Editor/writer ; Education ; EHS Manager ; EHS Specialist ; Emer Response Planner for PH Laboratory ; Env. health and safety specialist ; Environment, Health & Safety ; Environmental health and risk management ; Environmental health scientist ; Environmental Health Specialist, Safety Officer ; EOH policy ; Epidemiologist ; Epidemiologist/univ faculty ; Forensic toxicologist ; Health Administration ; Health Physicist ; Health promotion program manager ; Home hospice care giver ; Infection Control ; Information specialist ; Insurance Broker ; Lab Sales ; Legal Nurse Consultant ; Librarian ; Management, Mgd care company ; Mechanical Engineer ; Medical librarian ; Medical writer ; Naturopath ; Non-profit administrator ; Nurse Administrator ; Occ Health & Safety Director ; Occup Med Coordinator ; Occupational Therapist ; Occupational toxicologist ; Optometrist ; Pharmacist ; Physician-scientist ; Professor ; Program manager ; Public Health ; Refrigeration Mechanic ; Retired ; Risk consultiing ; RSO ; Safety Educator ; Safety Specialist ; Scientist ; SHE Adviser ; SPH Professor ; Stagehand ; Technical Writer-Editor ; Testing Service ; Therapist & Administrator ; Tox/Epi ; Toxicologist ; Toxicologist/Env.Epid. ; Toxicology consultant ; Union H&S rep ; Veterinarian ; Writer 


2. What percentage of your professional time is spent in Occupational & Environmental Medicine?
 
Percent of Professional Time ALL 75% - 100% 50% -
 75%
25% -
 50%
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Porportion of Respondents 57% 20% 10% 5% 9%

3. Affiliation
Academic Private practice Labor Union Corporate / Management Government Other
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Details for professionals' affiliation
17% 34% 1% 11% 21% 15%

4. Continent
Africa Asia Australia Europe N.America Central
or South America
Other 
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Detailed view of readers' continent

0% 2% 2% 6% 88% 1% 1%

5. Country of residence
Based on survey replies ("Where are you headquartered?") combined with information from subscribers' email addresses 

This list shows 75 countries currently participating with Occ-Env-Med-L. 
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bahrain
Belgium
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei
Cameroon
Canada
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Denmark
Ecuador
Egypt
Ethiopia
Finland
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Guinea
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Japan
Jordan
Kenya
Kuwait
Lebanon
Macedonia
Malaysia
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova
Mozambique
Namibia
Netherlands
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Niue
Norway
Peru
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Senegal
South Korea
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Turkey
Uganda
United Kingdom
United States
United Arab Emirates
Uruguay
Venezuela
Zaire
Zimbabwe

6. Membership in AOEC (Association of Occupational & Environmental Clinics)

11% of survey respondents
 

7. Approximately what percent of the messages do you open?
Percent of messages opened
ALL 75 - 100% 50 - 75% 25 - 50% 0 - 25%
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Detailed readership access stats
Proportion of  respondents 18% 32% 25% 18% 8%

8. How often do you access your messages from OEM-L ?
Frequency Accessed
Daily Twice Weekly Weekly Less than Weekly
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Detailed graph for reader frequency
Proportion of  respondents 82% 11% 3% 4%

 

9. To HOW MANY non-subscribers colleagues (in any field) do you frequently send OEM-L material
(more often than about every 2 weeks)?
Send to fewer than 2
Non-subscribers
Send to 2-4
Non-subscribers
Send to 5 - 7
Non-subscribers 
Send to more than 7
Non-subscribers
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Secondary recipients, frequency
57% 29% 8% 7%

10. When you choose to reply to messages sent via OEM-L, how often do you choose to send your
messages directly to the questioner rather than broadcast to the list-as-a-whole?
Broadcast <10% Broadcast up to 1/3 Broadcast up to 2/3 Broadcast more than 2/3 Broadcast more than 90%
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Detail: How do members reply to questions
33% 6% 14% 15% 32%

11. How often do you make practical use of the information from Occ-Env-Med-L?
Discipline / Task
(among those with
each responsibility)
Never Rarely Several times
a year
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How often does the list provide utility to indiv. disciplines
a) Clinical 13% 15% 54% 32%
b) Preventive 6% 24% 57% 14%
c) Administrative 14% 33% 44% 9%
d) Research 22% 33% 35%  10%

12. How many messages have you posted to the Occ-Env-Med-L forum in the last 3 months?
None One to Two Three to Four Five to Six More
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How often do readers post broadcast msgs
70% 23% 3% 2% 2%

13. If you posted a question to the maillist, were the replies you received useful?
No, I didn't find anything useful in the responses I recieved. Yes, but not as much as I hoped and needed to get. Yes, I learned what I needed to.
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How useful were replies, detail
8% 26% 66%

14. Do you think that the overall frequency of "moderator's announcement" messages
(with quoted elements from news reports or press releases) should be:
More frequent Less frequent About the same
12% 5% 82%

15. The emphasis for message content should be?

More Medical / Scientific
4

Same
2

More Administrative / Regulatory
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Topic choices among subscribers
9% 18% 66% 5% 2%
5
More Medical / Scientific
4
3
Same
2
1
More Lay / Popular Press
11% 27% 58% 3% 1%

More Occupational
4

Same
2

More Environmental
14% 19% 57% 6% 4%

More Diagnosis / Therapy
4

Same
2

More Prevention
5% 11% 62% 15% 7%



16. The most useful functions provided by the list: 

Users' highest utility 


 
 

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