June 11, 2009

The Social Life of Health Information

Other health issue not listed in the survey

26% of internet users look online for information about a health issue not listed in the survey.

About a quarter of internet users have looked online for information about some other health issue not listed in the survey. The majority (61%) of respondents who answered “yes” to this question also looked online for information about six to ten other health topics that were listed. Less than 1% of internet users did not find their health search topic listed in the survey, but have looked for information about some other health issue.

Cite this publication: Susannah Fox and Sydney Jones. “The Social Life of Health Information.” Pew Research Center, Washington, D.C. (June 11, 2009) http://www.pewinternet.org/2009/06/11/the-social-life-of-health-information/, accessed on July 23, 2014.