Adults in the U.S. using online dianosis and professional follow-up by age 2012

This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. adults who have looked online to diagnose a condition and those that have followed-up with a professional medical opinion in 2012 by age group. Of those surveyed adults between 30 and 49 years old, 43 percent have gone online to diagnose a condition. Of these, 55 percent had a professional follow-up. The internet has become a diagnostic tool for about one-third of adults in the United States. Women and younger adults are more likely than men to use the internet for a possible diagnosis.

Use of online diagnosis and professional follow-up among U.S. adults in 2012, by age group

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Release date

January 2013


United States

Survey time period

August 7 to September 6, 2012

Number of respondents

3,014 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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