Sharing Data and Decisions for Health

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Clinical research shows that tracking symptoms and other indicators is a low-cost, effective health intervention. The Pew Research Center undertook the first national survey to measure U.S. adults' own health tracking habits and found that they vary according to someone's chronic condition and caregiver status.

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Sharing Data and Decisions for Health

  1. 1. @PewResearch @SusannahFox
  2. 2. 60% of U.S. adults track weight, diet, or exercise routine. 33% track health indicators or symptoms. 12% track a health indicator on behalf of someone they care for. 7 in 10 U.S. adults track for health @PewResearch @SusannahFox
  3. 3. 55% of U.S. adults say they have no chronic conditions. 6 in 10 track for health @PewResearch @SusannahFox
  4. 4. 24% of U.S. adults live with one chronic condition. 7 in 10 track for health @PewResearch @SusannahFox
  5. 5. 20% of U.S. adults live with two or more chronic conditions. 8 in 10 track for health @PewResearch @SusannahFox
  6. 6. The last time they had a health issue: 70% of U.S. adults got information, care, or support from a doctor or other health care professional. 60% turned to friends and family. 24% turned to others who have the same health condition. @PewResearch @SusannahFox
  7. 7. In the U.S.: 9 in 10 own a cell phone tracker 7 in 10 track for health (but few use technology to do so) 45% live with chronic conditions (but most don’t integrate their data with the health system) @PewResearch @SusannahFox

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