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Table 1 Observed and predicted maximum values for Google Trends (GT) on five chronic diseases (January–May 2020)

From: Anomalous asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Google Trends patterns during the COVID-19 pandemic

  Asthma COPD Diabetes mellitus Hypertension Crohn’s disease
Maximum GT observed value (2020) Maximum GT predicted value (2020) Maximum GT observed value (2020) Maximum GT predicted value (2020) Maximum GT observed value (2020) Maximum GT predicted value (2020) Maximum GT observed value (2020) Maximum GT predicted value (2020) Maximum GT observed value (2020) Maximum GT predicted value (2020)
Europe
 Austria 67 33 42 38 73 94 45 49 21 28
 Belgium 67 32 33 24 83 91 41 47 28 32
 Bulgaria 30 28 17 18 93 100 78 78 11 19
 Czech Republic 37 35 30 18 87 92 32 35 30 43
 Denmark 87 30 26 31 84 93 13 14 18 16
 Finland 76 38 15 17 75 86 31 28 18 20
 France 100 27 24 13 68 61 51 44 28 31
 Germany 87 30 53 39 79 89 41 44 18 24
 Greece 52 20 27 15 86 100 34 37 17 34
 Hungary 34 20 100 14 64 68 50 47 16 20
 Ireland 100 36 45 31 84 78 49 43 29 28
 Italy 41 29 11 12 100 32 74 68 32 33
 Netherlands 64 22 27 23 64 82 34 37 14 18
 Norway 100 35 17 27 58 70 49 32 20 25
 Poland 28 18 11 9 70 79 25 33 20 12
 Portugal 50 25 9 15 59 75 28 31 16 24
 Romania 19 22 7 10 100 97 42 31 6 11
 Russia 26 32 9 10 68 97 34 41 7 10
 Spain 62 21 15 23 57 62 66 67 17 59
 Sweden 41 15 14 15 100 44 37 20 7 8
 Switzerland 100 26 28 22 56 59 62 35 14 21
 Ukraine 24 25 10 8 91 100 39 47 11 11
 United Kingdom 100 13 35 13 58 43 30 18 12 14
Africa
 Egypt 16 8 3 4 87 86 13 15 69 4
 South Africa 32 22 10 11 70 72 75 55 9 9
North America
 Canada 69 24 31 24 96 100 47 55 18 24
 USA 60 28 28 27 99 100 61 66 16 22
Latin America
 Argentina 21 10 7 9 30 37 30 32 3 100
 Brazil 52 29 11 9 87 96 72 65 8 29
 Chile 49 28 12 19 69 87 73 74 8 12
 Colombia 26 25 35 20 52 63 100 81 4 25
 Ecuador 23 23 12 12 56 71 75 58 9 8
 Mexico 19 21 12 12 76 87 69 67 4 5
 Peru 42 33 7 9 76 89 74 60 5 6
 Venezuela 31 32 13 12 54 63 71 71 5 10
Asia
 Hong Kong 25 33 14 16 87 100 47 63 8 14
 India 24 20 10 11 78 79 37 34 3 6
 Indonesia 53 54 7 10 95 100 93 100 2 2
 Iran 78 82 1 2 20 72 16 19 45 4
 Israel 27 22 10 11 85 98 23 29 23 25
 Japan 70 48 12 9 90 94 29 34 6 11
 Malaysia 36 45 11 13 90 100 71 80 4 5
 Pakistan 36 42 17 21 100 100 69 77 8 7
 Philippines 87 61 20 23 90 100 100 91 6 9
 Saudi Arabia 13 16 3 4 86 84 9 12 46 5
 Singapore 20 22 7 10 61 81 37 86 4 7
 South Korea 17 23 12 13 80 93 29 45 32 13
 Taiwan 27 29 9 13 95 100 59 68 4 5
 Thailand 18 21 10 12 96 100 58 62 3 3
 Turkey 65 35 100 26 65 79 46 31 7 10
 UAE 22 21 6 9 64 82 30 34 12 9
 Vietnam 18 20 6 9 100 89 34 36 2 2
Pacific
 Australia 77 53 28 25 88 94 46 47 17 24
 New Zealand 91 42 39 27 76 100 34 52 35 28
  1. Maximum predicted values correspond to the maximum values of the upper bound of the 95% confidence intervals for predicted asthma GT. Numbers in italic indicate cases in which maximum GT observed values were higher than maximum predicted values
  2. COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, UAE United Arab Emirates, USA United States of America
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