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).