Academic researchers: awareness of health data use in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016

This statistic shows individuals' awareness concerning the use of health data by academic researchers in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016. Approximately one third of respondents (31 percent) were unaware that academic researchers use health data.

How much, if anything, would you say you know about how academic researchers use health data?*

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Release date

March 2016


United Kingdom

Survey time period


Number of respondents

2,017 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The original wording of the question posed during the survey was was phrased by the source as follows: "Health data collected from patients in hospitals and GP practices can also be used for research into diseases and treatments, and for planning healthcare services. When used in this way, health data has personal information removed, such as patient's name and address. How much, if anything, would you say you know about how the following organisations use health data for these purposes? - Academic researchers"

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