Frequency of using the internet to self diagnose in the UK 2016

Frequency of using the internet to try and self diagnose medical issues for adults in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016

Frequency of using the internet to self diagnose in the UK 2016 This statistic displays the frequency that adults tried to self diagnose medical issues in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016. A 41 percent share of adults reported self-diagnosing through the internet every few months or less.
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Frequency of using the internet to try and self diagnose medical issues for adults in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016

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Share of respondents
Every day6%
Every few days7%
Every few weeks13%
Every few months or less41%
Never32%
Share of respondents
Every day6%
Every few days7%
Every few weeks13%
Every few months or less41%
Never32%
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This statistic displays the frequency that adults tried to self diagnose medical issues in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016. A 41 percent share of adults reported self-diagnosing through the internet every few months or less.
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Release date
April 2016
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
April 15, 2016 to April 19th, 2016
Number of respondents
1,002 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
* The full question reads as follows: "How frequently, if at all, do you do each of the following? Please select the option which comes closest to your average use. Use the internet to try and self-diagnose medical issues"

***Percentages missing or exceeding 100 percent are due to rounding.
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