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Table 3 Expected and excess Google Trends on asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

  Expected baseline searches on asthma (%) Excess searches on asthma beyond those including Covid-19-related terms (%) Searches on asthma with Covid-19-related terms (%) Expected baseline searches on COPD (%) Excess searches on COPD beyond those including Covid-19-related terms (%) Searches on COPD with Covid-19-related terms (%)
Europe
 Austria 52.0 1.6 46.4 75.5 6.6 17.9
 Belgium 36.1 35.7 28.2 65.6 21.3 13.1
 Bulgaria a a a 44.9b 55.1b 0b
 Czech Republic 68.7 22.7 8.6 30.2c 69.8c 0c
 Denmark 36.5 27.5 36.0 a a a
 Finland 41.6 30.3 28.1 a a a
 France 32.9 32.9 34.2 41.1 41.6 17.3
 Germany 38.8 20.4 40.8 53.1 28.8 18.1
 Greece 41.7 47.9 10.4 49.6 44.1 6.3
 Hungary 56.8 29.4 13.8 21.8 78.2 0
 Ireland 24.2 45.5 30.3 57.1 29.7 13.2
 Italy 65.4 0 34.6 a a a
 Netherlands 40.3 20.3 39.4 58.8 19.9 21.3
 Norway 28.5 31.3 40.2 a a a
 Poland 62.5 16.2 21.3 69.6 30.4 0
 Portugal 41.8 38.5 19.8 a a a
 Spain 33.6 18.6 47.8 a a a
 Sweden 31.4 28.3 40.3 a a a
 Switzerland 29.1 33.5 37.4 67.9 32.1 0
 Ukraine a a a 64.9 35.1 0
 United Kingdom 20.8 37.3 41.9 43.2 40.2 16.6
Africa
 Egypt 42.8c 57.2c 0c a a a
 South Africa 54.0 26.6 19.4 a a a
North America
 Canada 41.4 33.7 24.9 79.1 15.5 5.4
 USA 51.0 20.6 28.4 89.9 2.8 7.3
Latin America
 Argentina 28.9 41.7 29.4 a a a
 Brazil 53.7 25.3 21.0 78.5 16.9 4.6
 Chile 66.8 14.9 18.3 a a a
 Colombia 83.5 5.8 10.7 51.2b 40.3b 8.5b
 Ecuador 71.5 16.5 12.0 a a a
 Peru 71.8c 20.3c 7.9c a a a
 Venezuela 83.3 9.9 6.8 89.1 10.9 0
Asia
 India 64.5 b 31.1b 4.4b a a a
 Israel 65.7b 34.3b 3.2b a a a
 Japan 67.7 11.0 21.3 63.4b 24.1b 12.5b
 Philippines 64.6 31.0 4.4 a a a
 Turkey 56.3 37.2 6.5 38.1 58.4 3.5
Pacific
 Australia 62.0 14.9 23.1 78.8 16.1 5.1
 New Zealand 38.9 30.5 30.6 52.8 47.2 0
  1. Percentages of Google Trends on asthma and COPD corresponding to (i) expected baseline searches, (ii) excess searches beyond those including Covid–19-related terms, and (iii) searches with Covid-19-related terms. Unless otherwise indicated, search peaks were observed in March
  2. USA United States of America
  3. aNo search peak observed (of note, no search peak for either asthma or COPD was observed for Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates or Vietnam)
  4. bSearch peak occurred in April
  5. cSearch peak occurred in May
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