Share of people seeking health info online above EU avg

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Approximately 63% of Hungarians used the internet to look up health information related to injury, disease, nutrition, and other relevant issues in the three months leading up to statistical agency Eurostat's 2020 survey on the use of ICT in households and individuals.

The EU average share of people who sought health information online stood at 55%, up from 34% a decade earlier. The share of Hungarians visiting the internet for health information stood at 40% in 2010.

Chart by Eurostat

The share of people seeking health information online varied greatly across EU Member States. In 2020, the highest share was recorded in Finland, where 77% of people aged 16-74 searched online for health-related topics in the last three months prior to the survey, followed by the Netherlands (76%), Denmark (72%), and Germany (70%).

At the other end of the spectrum, the lowest shares were observed in Romania (28%), Bulgaria (29%), Italy (35%; 2019 data), and Poland (43%).

 

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