QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Who Used the Internet in the Past 12 Months to Communicate with a Doctor or Doctor's Office,† by Urbanization Level§ — National Health Interview Survey, United States, July–December 2022¶
Weekly / November 3, 2023 / 72(44);1207
Views equals page views plus PDF downloads
* With 95% CIs indicated by error bars.
† Based on a positive response to a question: “During the past 12 months, have you used the Internet for any of the following reasons? To communicate with a doctor or doctor’s office.” Adults who did not use the Internet were included with those who did not communicate with a doctor or doctor’s office using the Internet.
§ Urban-rural classification of county of residence is based on the 2013 National Center for Health Statistics Urban–Rural Classification Scheme for Counties. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_02/sr02_166.pdf
¶ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population. Questions on use of the Internet were only asked in the last 6 months of 2022.
During July–December 2022, 41.5% of U.S. adults used the Internet in the past 12 months to communicate with a doctor or doctor’s office. The percentage of adults who used the Internet to communicate with a doctor or doctor’s office was highest among adults living in large central metropolitan (45.9%) and large fringe metropolitan (47.0%) counties, then decreased with decreasing level of urbanization to 26.1% for those living in noncore counties.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2022. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm
Reported by: Robin A. Cohen, PhD, email@example.com; Xun Wang, MS.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Who Used the Internet in the Past 12 Months to Communicate with a Doctor or Doctor’s Office, by Urbanization Level — National Health Interview Survey, United States, July–December 2022. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2023;72:1207. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7244a5.
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