Poll: Healthcare Internet Research Rises

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The results of a new poll released yesterday estimate that 98 million Americans regularly use the Internet to find health information.


The poll from Harris Interactive, Rochester, NY, found that 114 million people -- 56 percent of the U.S. population -- were accessing the Internet. Of that number, 86 percent use the Web to look up healthcare information. A similar poll in 1998 found that 71 percent used the Internet for such purposes.


Of those looking up information, 13 percent said they looked for themselves and family members "often," 40 percent said "sometimes," and 33 percent said "very occasionally."


The poll surveyed 1,001 adults between May 26 and June 10.
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