This data set contains questions about the internet and health care. It was used in our reports "Americans Living with Disability", "Health Topics", "Cancer 2.0", "Mobile Health 2010", "Peer-to-Peer Healthcare" and "The Social Life of Health Information, 2011."
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Family Caregivers Online
Thirty percent of U.S. adults provide support to a loved one. The internet is a key information and communications resource for this front-line labor force.
Mind the Gap: Peer-to-peer Healthcare
How the internet is transforming health communications by providing us with access to information and each other.
The Social Life of Health Information, 2011
The online conversation about health is being driven forward by two forces: 1) the availability of social tools and 2) the motivation, especially among people living with chronic conditions, to connect with each other.
Peer-to-peer Health Care
Many people – especially those living with chronic or rare diseases – use online connections to supplement professional medical advice.
Generations and their gadgets
While many devices have become popular across generations, younger adults are leading the way in increased mobility, preferring laptops to desktops and using their cell phones for a variety of functions.
Food safety, drug safety, and pregnancy information are among eight new topics included in our survey, which finds that 80% of internet users gather health information online.
Americans living with disability and their technology profile
People living with disability are less likely than other adults to use the internet.
4% of online Americans use location-based services
4% of online adults use a location-based service such as Foursquare or Gowalla that allows them to share their location with friends and to find others who are nearby.
Mobile Health 2010
The online health-information environment is going mobile, particularly among younger adults.
Americans and their gadgets
As the digital world has expanded far beyond the desktop, consumers can now choose from an array of devices capable of satisfying their need for â€œanytime, anywhereâ€ access to news, information, friends and entertainment.