A portrait of the 45% of U.S. adults living with chronic health conditions
Our September 2012 Health Tracking survey contains questions used in the reports “Mobile Health 2012,” “Health Online 2013,” “Tracking for Health,” “Family Caregivers are Wired for Health”, and “The Diagnosis Difference”.
39% of U.S. adults provide care for a loved one, up from 30% in 2010, and many navigate health care with the help of technology
69% of U.S. adults track a health indicator like weight, diet, exercise routine, or symptom. Of those, half track in their heads, one-third keep notes on paper, and one in five use technology to keep tabs on their health status.
35% of U.S. adults have gone online to figure out a medical condition; of these, half followed up with a visit to a medical professional.
Half of smartphone owners use their devices to get health information and one-fifth of smartphone owners have health apps
66% of those ages 18-29 own smartphones; 68% of those living in households earning $75,000 also own them