Use of health technology for select reasons U.S. adults 2018, by generation

This statistic depicts the percentage of U.S. adults that used select health-related technologies in 2018, by generation. According to the survey, 61 percent of millennials used health-related technologies to measure fitness and health improvement goals. Comparatively, just 16 percent of seniors used health technologies in the same way.

Percentage of U.S. adults that used select health-related technology as of 2018, by generation

MillennialsGeneration XBaby boomersSeniors
Refill a prescription50%47%46%47%
Measure fitness and health improvement goals61%46%25%16%
Monitor health issues36%27%19%21%
Receive medication alerts or reminders37%20%8%7%
Measure, record, or send data about medication34%20%9%8%
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Source

Release date

August 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

February and March 2018

Number of respondents

4,530 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

Original question: "In the last 12 months, have you used any technologies (e.g., websites, smartphone/tablet apps, digital assistants, personal media devices, or fitness monitors) for any of the following health purposes?"

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