Women are more likely to look for health information online, according to results of the 2009 National Health Interview Survey.1 Of all those who responded, 45.6% said they had looked up health information on the Internet within the past year. Those aged 25 to 34 years were most likely to seek information online, and those 65 and older were least likely.
1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Looked Up Health Information on the Internet, by Age Group and Sex—National Health Interview Survey, United States, January-September 2009. MMWR. 2010;59:461. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5915a7.htm. Accessed April 28, 2010.