How much health IT do consumers use? 7 survey takeaways

The gap between how much the over 65 crowd uses health IT compared to younger generations isn't so large — 33 percent, compared to 54.8 percent — according to new data from a national CDC survey.

Here are six other numbers to know from the data

  • 4.1 percent of respondents aged 18-64 participated in online chat groups to learn about a health topic, compared to 2 percent of respondents aged 65 and over.
  • 8.8 percent of respondents aged 18-64 filled a prescription online, compared to 8.6 percent of respondents aged 65 and over.
  • 11.3 percent of respondents aged 18-64 scheduled an appointment with a provider online, compared to 6 percent of respondents aged 65 and over.
  • 11.7 percent of respondents aged 18-64 emailed with their provider, compared to 8.9 percent of respondents aged 65 and over.
  • Within each category, women used more health IT than men.
  • Health IT use increased with education. 

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