Report: 26% of Adults Use Mobile Phones To Access Health Data

About 26% of U.S. adults used their mobile phones to access health information in 2011, up from 12% who reported doing so in 2010, according to a recent Manhattan Research report, MobiHealthNews reports.

The Cybercitizen Health report is based on a Q3 2011 phone and online survey of 8,745 U.S. adults.

According to the report, looking up health information and reading health-related news continues to be the most popular health-related use of mobile phones (Gullo, MobiHealthNews, 10/19).

However, the report did find an increase in consumers' use of mobile phones to manage their care or treatment. For example, about 8% of adults used mobile phone prescription drug refill or reminder services in 2011, up from 3% in 2010 (Manhattan Research release, 10/19).

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