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HC/HIT-6.1 Data Details

HC/HIT-6.1 Increase the proportion of persons with access to the Internet

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS); National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute (NIH/NCI)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
68.5 (2007)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Number of persons aged 18 and over who access the Internet.
Number of persons aged 18 and over.
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2007 Health Information National Trends Survey:


Do you ever go on-line to access the Internet or World Wide Web, or to send and receive e-mail?

  1. Yes
  2. No
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Methodology Notes

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.