January 18, 2022

Data/Chart: “Percentage of U.S. Adults Who Looked up Health Information on the Internet in the Past Year, by Type of Locality (2012-2014)

Recently published chart using data from the National Health Interview Survey, 2012–2014 published by the Center for Disease Control.

via Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Quick Stats

During 2012–2014, the percentage of adults aged ≥18 years who reported looking up health information on the Internet during the previous 12 months was lower among those residing in nonmetropolitan counties (33.7%–38.9%) than among those residing in metropolitan counties (44.3%–49.0%). The percentage was lowest among adult residents of rural counties (33.7%) and highest among adult residents of large fringe metropolitan counties (49.0%). Adult residents of large central, medium, and small metropolitan counties reported similar usage (44.3%–45.5%).

Source: CDC (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6449a5.htm)

Direct to the Charts Homepage and Methodology Info (Important to Review)

See Also: Health Statistics Tables for the U.S. Population: National Health Interview Survey, 2014
More than 90 tables are listed.


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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.