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I tried searching Google for a quote as follows:

http://www.google.com/search?q=%22The+condition+affects+more+than+75%25+of+the+population+worldwide%22

As depicted at https://archive.today/vNop8, it would appear that it cannot find the exact quote/phrase, so, it does a phrase-insensitive search, yet the first result is the exact same phrase which it said it couldn't find (I even tried Ctrl+F to make sure, and it all matched the same).

No results found for "The condition affects more than 75% of the population worldwide".

Results for The condition affects more than 75% of the population worldwide (without quotes):

The condition affects more than 75% of the population worldwide, with ...`

Why?

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Thats because google search does not index some Symbols like @ or %. Try removing % and search with quotes to get matched results.

Read the related article on mashable for more details:

http://mashable.com/2012/01/12/google-twitter-social-search-at-symbol/

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