Greece and Cyprus record highest growth in seeking online health information

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Greece and Cyprus record highest growth in seeking online health informationIndividuals seeking health information online in the last decade

Greece and Cyprus are amongst EU countries reporting the highest increase in individuals seeking health information online in the last decade according to Eurostat, greekcitytimes.com reports.

Based on the data, the highest increase was recorded in Cyprus (+53%), followed by Croatia (+37%), Czechia (+36%) and Greece (+35%), while the lowest increases were observed in Luxembourg (+4 % break-in time series in 2018), France (+13%), Italy (+14%) and Romania (+15%).

During the last three months prior to the 2019 survey on the use of ICT in households and by individuals, one in two EU citizens (53%) aged 16-74 reported that they sought online health information related to injury, disease, nutrition, improving health or similar. This was two percentage points higher than the previous year (53% compared with 51%) and up by 19 % from 2009 (32%).

In 2019, the share of people aged 16 to 74 who reported seeking health information online for private purposes varied across the Member States. The highest share was recorded in Finland, where 76% of internet users searched online for health-related topics in the last three months prior to the survey, followed by the Netherlands (74%), Cyprus (69%), Denmark (67%) and Germany (66%).

On the contrary, the lowest shares were observed in Bulgaria (30%), Romania (31%), Italy (35%), Poland (47%), Latvia and Slovenia (both 48%).

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