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80% of Web users seek health information

As the Internet continues to play a significant role in the delivery of health information, a study released shows that eight in 10 Internet users look for health information online, making it the third most popular online pursuit after e-mail and using a search engine. The study, conducted jointly by the Pew Internet Project and California HealthCare Foundation, further clarified that since one-quarter of adults do not go online, the percentage of health-information seekers is 59% among the total U.S. adult population.
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