Survey: Number of Consumers Using Mobile Phones for Health Info More Than Doubles Since Last Year

The number of U.S. adults using their mobile phones for health information or tools has more than doubled from 12 percent to 26 percent in the past year, according to a Manhattan Research news release.

Manhattan Research's study, "Cybercitizen Health U.S. 2011," found that while information-gathering remains the most common mobile health behavior, more consumers are using their mobile phones to manage their care or treatment. Eight percent of consumers used their mobile phones to refill prescription drugs or set health reminders in 2011 compared to only 3 percent in 2010.

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