Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of persons aged 18 years and over who have used the Internet to keep track of their personal health information in the past 12 months
Total number of persons aged 18 years and over who have used the Internet to communicate with their provider in the past 12 months
From the 2007 Health Information National Trends Survey:
In the past 12 months, have you done the following things while using the Internet?
Kept track of personal health information, such as care received, test results, or upcoming medical appointments?
[NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR:]
Do you ever go on-line to access the Internet or World Wide Web, or to send and receive e-mail?
HINTS is a biennial, cross-sectional survey of a nationally-representative sample of American adults that is used to assess the impact of the health information environment.
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