The most-Googled health problems by state

The medical condition U.S. patients Googled most frequently in 2018 was attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, with nine states searching for this condition more than any other health concern, a report from Medicare Health Plans found.

Medicare Health Plans identified the most frequently searched medical conditions over the last year using Google Trends. The report authors then listed each of these conditions and ran them through Google Trends again to determine which states and the District of Columbia had the most searches for each condition.

Here are the most-Googled health problems by state for this year:

1. Alabama — pneumonia
2. Alaska — UTI
3. Arizona — Hashimoto's disease
4. Arkansas — endometriosis
5. California — syphilis
6. Colorado — syphilis
7. Connecticut — quarter-life crisis
8. District of Columbia — HIV/AIDS
9. Delaware — hypertension
10. Florida — HIV/AIDS
11. Georgia — syphilis
12. Hawaii — Hashimoto's disease
13. Idaho — Escherichia coli
14. Illinois — syphilis
15. Indiana — ADHD
16. Iowa — binge drinking
17. Kansas — diabetes
18. Kentucky — hepatitis A
19. Louisiana — HIV/AIDS
20. Maine — rabies
21. Maryland — ADHD
22. Massachusetts — ADHD
23. Michigan — endometriosis
24. Minnesota — hemorrhoids
25. Mississippi — genital herpes
26. Missouri — ADHD
27. Montana — hypertension
28. Nebraska — anorexia
29. Nevada — skin cancer
30. New Hampshire — ADHD
31. New Jersey — breast cancer
32. New Mexico — PTSD
33. New York — breast cancer
34. North Carolina — ADHD
35. North Dakota — ear infection
36. Ohio — syphilis
37. Oklahoma — diabetes
38. Oregon — HIV/AIDS
39. Pennsylvania — syphilis
40. Rhode Island — lupus
41. South Carolina — endometriosis
42. South Dakota — insomnia
43. Tennessee — strep throat
44. Texas — ADHD
45. Utah — Hashimoto's disease
46. Vermont — opioid use disorder
47. Virginia — ADHD
48. Washington — body dysmorphia
49. West Virginia — porn addiction
50. Wisconsin — ADHD
51. Wyoming — flu

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