Percentage of WI Households using internet to research health
09/27/2011 Data by j.smith
The Informed Health Consumer
Households in our demonstration communities mirror national averages when it comes to using the Internet to research health issues. Platteville may be the exception with more than 70% of the households using the Internet for this purpose. Use of the Internet to find health information has surged from 25% of Internet users in 2000 to over 60% today.According to a Pew Internet study, the development to watch in 2011 is the growing social life of health information online. A majority (60%) of today’s online health information seekers already either access or contribute to user-generated online health content, a trend that is accelerated by mobile access to the Internet (Source: Pew).