Using Your Mobile Phone to Find Health Information: New Data

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By Miguel Gomez, Director, AIDS.gov, and Senior Communications Advisor, Office of HIV/AIDS Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesPew Internet & American Life Project released new data  today on using mobile phones to access health information. “One in three cell phone owners (31%) have used their phone to look for health information. In a comparable, national survey conducted two years ago, 17% of cell phone owners had used their phones to look for health advice.” “Smartphone owners lead this activity: 52% gather health information on their phones, compared with 6% of non-smartphone owners.

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Using Your Mobile Phone to Find Health Information: New Data