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Increase in mHealth Usage | Pew Internet & American Life Project

27 Oct

The online health-information environment is going mobile, particularly among younger adults. The Pew Internet Project’s latest survey of American adults, conducted in association with the California HealthCare Foundation, finds that 85% use a cell phone.

Of those:
* 17% of cell owners have used their phone to look up health or medical information and 29% of cell owners ages 18-29 have done such searches.
* 9% of cell owners have software applications or “apps” on their phones that help them track or manage their health.Some 15% of those ages 18-29 have such apps.

This means that health-information searches and communications have joined the growing array of non-voice data applications that are being bundled into cell phones.

 

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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