Health Apps Survey: Applications Having Some Impact on Health

Technology has had a large impact on many things, including the way people deal with health issues. There are so many applications, both on desktops and mobile devices, that cover a variety of different health topics. How many Americans use health apps? And how many feel that such apps have had an impact on their overall health?

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Health Apps

In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, 7% of respondents said that they often use health related apps either on their desktops or mobile devices. 20% said they sometimes use health apps. 13% said they rarely use health apps. And 60% never use health related apps.

Fitness apps were the most popular of the health related apps. 51% of those who have used health apps have used apps relating to fitness. 50% have used general health apps. 31% have used diet related apps. 18% have used apps relating to diseases. And 6% have used other types of health apps, such as sleep or allergy related apps.

Health Impact

Of those who have used health apps, just 10% said they feel these apps have had a large impact on their health. 57% said that health apps have somewhat impacted their overall health. 29% said they don’t think health apps have had much of an impact. And 4% said they haven’t had any impact on their health at all.

Healthy Living

In general, 32% said they are very concerned with health. 45% said they are somewhat concerned with health. 17% said they are not very concerned. And just 6% are not concerned at all. Of those who are concerned with health, 44% have use health related applications.

You can view the complete survey results in the widget below and be sure to click “Open Full Report” to take advantage of all the chart and filter options.

Photo Credit: Personal health apps for smartphones from Flickr

What do you want to know? If you need some consumer insights on a particular topic, let us know in the comments below and we’ll consider it for an upcoming survey post.

Results were collected on September 22 via AYTM’s online survey panel.

Anne Pilon brings 3 years experience to AYTM as a blogger and journalist. She has a degree in journalism and marketing communications from Columbia College in Chicago and enjoys writing about business, marketing, social media, and art.