More adults know their multidigit Wi-Fi password than vital health information, including their single-letter blood type

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A recent press release by Quest Diagnostics released new research showing that majority of adults don't know their vital health information, but would like to be able to access their health information online. 

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Quest Diagnostics' website

Americans have multiple numbers at their fingertips, but some of the numbers that could be most important to their health are not among them. New research released today by Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic insights, shows that a majority of adults don't know vital health information for them or their family members, but nearly all would like to be able to access their health information online.

Results from the "Know Your Numbers" survey show that more people remember their social media log-ins, current bank balances, Wi-Fi-passwords and even the security code on the back of their credit card than they do important personal health data, including their blood type and cholesterol and blood sugar levels. And, while 82 percent of adults say that they or a family member had a lab test in the past year, about one in three don't keep their or their child's lab results or don't know where they are. Click here to continue>>

 

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