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No. 56 Sufficiency of mother-tongue websites for finding suitable health-related information

Did you find websites in your mother tongue sufficient or did you have to expand your search or did you have to rely solely on sites in other languages?

Base: Internet users, who have searched and found health-related information online, weighted column percentages
Question: L3
Source: SIBIS GPS 2002

Overall, about one in six (15.5%) of those in the EU who searched online for health information had to extend their search to sites in languages other than their mother-tongue in order to find information suitable for their needs. This was a lot higher than the corresponding US figure (2.4%). Usage of non mother-tongue websites was particularly likely in Belgium (36.3%) and Spain (32.0%).

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