Survey : already 21% percent of US adults use technology to track health data | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

Seven in ten (69%) U.S. adults track a health indicator for themselves or a loved one and many say this activity has changed their overall approach to health, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

In all:

- 60% of U.S. adults say they track their weight, diet, or exercise routine.

- 33% of U.S. adults track health indicators or symptoms, like blood pressure, blood sugar, headaches, or sleep patterns.

- 12% of U.S. adults track health indicators or symptoms for a loved one.

 

However, their tracking is often informal:

- 49% of trackers say they keep track of progress “in their heads.”

- 34% say they track the data on paper, like in a notebook or journal.

- 21% say they use some form of technology to track their health data, such as a spreadsheet, website, app, or device.

 

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