7 in 10 Adults Track Health Indicators

Jan 29, 2013

Keeping notes on one’s health has been shown to be a tool for improving it, but up until now there has been no measure of how many people engage in this activity.

A national telephone survey conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project finds that 69% of U.S. adults keep track of at least one health indicator such as weight, diet, exercise routine, or symptom.

People living with chronic conditions are significantly more likely to track a health indicator or symptom.

Read the full report, Tracking for Health, on the Pew Internet & American Life website.

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