Consumer Use of Computerized Applications to Address Health and Health Care Needs. Computer and internet use

03/01/2009

Likelihood of looking for health information online also varies by individual’s online access and experience. For example, one survey found that 86% of internet users who had been online for at least six years have looked for health information online, compared to just 62% of those who had two or three years of experience online.[191] Additionally, internet users who have high-speed connections at home are more likely to have sought out health information over the internet than those using dial up.[192] It should be noted that some evidence suggests that even after you take into account differences in internet use, some of the differences in looking online for health information still persist along gender and age categories.[193]

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