According to the 2012 Mobile Health report by Pew Internet study, 85% of U.S. adults own a cell phone. Of those, 53% own smartphones.
The results reported from the study come from a nationwide survey of 3,014 adults living in the United States. Telephone interviews were conducted by landline (1,808) and cell phone (1,206, including 624 without a landline phone). The survey was conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Interviews were done in English and Spanish by Princeton Data Source from August 7 to September 6, 2012. Statistical results are weighted to correct known demographic discrepancies. The margin of sampling error for the complete set of weighted data is ±2.4 percentage points.
31% of cell phone owners used their phone to look for health information and health advice.
Smartphone owners lead this activity: 52% gather health information on their phones, compared with 6% of non-smartphone owners.
What about you? Are you using your smartphone for health? Share the type of health information you seek?
Courtesy of: Allied Health World