U.S. adults that used apps for self-diagnosis 2017, by age

This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted in the United States in March 2017, by age. U.S. adults were asked if they could imagine using apps for self-diagnosis. In total, 10 percent of those 18 to 29 years used apps for self-diagnosis on a regular basis, compared to only 4 percent of those aged 61 years and older.

Percentage of U.S. adults that use apps for self-diagnosis as of 2017, by age

18 to 29 years 30 to 45 years46 to 60 years61 years and older
I use it regularly10%5%7%4%
I use it occasionally29%25%14%9%
I have used it once11%14%8%4%
I can imagine using it32%39%51%62%
I won't use it18%18%20%21%
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Release date

April 2017


United States

Survey time period

March 2-7, 2017

Number of respondents

962 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

owners of a smartphone and/or tablet

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "The following is a selection of different e-health apps for smartphones and tablets. Could you imagine using any of them? [ answers for: apps for self-diagnosis (e.g. Medscape, WebMD, iTriage Heath)]"

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