Seniors Quick to Tap Web's Health Information

Elderly lag only a bit behind other Web surfers in seeking medical insights.


Seniors may be slower than younger consumers to adopt the Internet. But when they do, they're quick to tap its wealth of health information, according to a new survey.

About 62 percent of Internet users over 65 have accessed medical information online. That lags only a bit behind the 71 percent of Internet users ages 18 to 64, according to survey. The poll was conducted for Retirement Living TV and Verizon Fios.

About 58 percent of the seniors ages 65 to 74 said they regularly log on to the Web versus 85 percent among younger respondents.