Share of U.S. adults acting based on online health information by age 2019

In 2019, 59 percent of surveyed Americans aged between 35 and 54 years old reported to have asked to prescribe or stop a prescription based on online health information. The statistic illustrates the percentage of U.S. adults acting based on online health information, by age group and action taken.

Share of U.S. adults acting based on online health information as of 2019, by age group

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Sources

Release date

October 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

July 26 to August 9, 2019

Number of respondents

n18-34 = 1,240; n35-54 = 1,480; n55+ = 1,280

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

[1] Survey question: When, if ever, have you proposed your own diagnosis to your physician based on information found online? Responses: In the last 12 months, More than 12 months ago

[2] Survey question: When, if ever, have you asked your physician to prescribe or discontinue taking a specific drug based on information found online? Responses: In the last 12 months, More than 12 months ago

[3] Survey question: When, if ever, have you proposed a treatment to your physician based on information found online? Responses: In the last 12 months, More than 12 months ago

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