How Many Times Per Month Do Certain Types of Patients Seek Online Health Information?


U.S. adults with multiple sclerosis go online to look up health information about seven times per month, according to a survey by Manhattan Research.

The survey found that U.S. adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder seek online health information about six times per month, while U.S. adults with rheumatoid arthritis seek online health information about four times per month.

Overall, the average U.S. adult seeks online health information about three times per month, the survey found.

The report is based on Manhattan Research's Cybercitizen Health U.S. annual market survey, a nationally representative survey of 8,745 U.S. adults conducted online and over the phone during the third quarter of 2011.

Source: Manhattan Research, "Digital Health 2012: Benchmarking Patient Adoption of the Internet and Consumer Electronics for Health"

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