Many Online Searches for Child Health Are Inaccurate

About 57 percent of the sites provided either inaccurate or irrelevant information, while 43 percent were accurate.

The search words "infant cigarette smoking," "infant sleep position," and "infant sleep surface," were most likely to produce results with accurate information. Government and organizational websites were the most accurate. Sites that contained inaccurate information were mostly blogs, retail product sites, and independent websites. News sites had accurate information about half of the time.

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