"We have a population that is aging, that is overweight and dealing with multiple chronic conditions. And we have a population that is carrying around a lot of mobile technology."

Susannah Fox of the Pew Internet & American Life Project [USA Today]

Our latest survey finds that 69% of U.S. adults keep track of at least one health indicator such as weight, diet, exercise routine, or symptom:

  • 49% of trackers say they keep track of progress “in their heads.”
  • 34% say they track the data on paper, like in a notebook or journal.
  • 21% say they use some form of technology to track their health data.