Chronic Illnesses Affect Amount and Level of Internet Use

â–¶ Health and Digital Use: Data gathered by the Pew Internet & American Life Project shows that adults with chronic illnesses spend significantly less time on the Internet, which may influence the decision-making of PR professionals in healthcare. Specific findings include: • 81% of adults reporting no chronic disease go online, compared to 62% of adults reporting one or more chronic diseases. • Among adults with chronic diseases, the number of diseases they manage has further impact on their online usage; 68% percent of adults reporting one chronic disease go online, compared to only 52% of adults reporting two or more chronic diseases. • 61% percent of healthy adults use home broadband Internet access, compared to 45% of adults with one or more chronic diseases and 37% of adults with two or more chronic diseases.

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