Study: The Characteristics of mHealth Users

About 38 percent of consumers have begun to use mHealth, and users often share several key characteristics, according to a study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Researchers surveyed 1,132 nationally representative consumers about their use and preference for mHealth technology.

Results showed consumers who felt healthier were more likely to use mHealth, along with those who are vulnerable to chronic diseases. Those who had a health checkup within the past five years were also more likely to use mHealth than those who had not. Users also tended to be younger and more affluent, although level of education was not significantly associated with mHealth usage.

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