mHealth Insight

Sussannah Fox and Maeve Duggan at the Pew Research Center (a nonpartisan, nonprofit “fact tank” that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world) have published the long awaited (read my thoughts on Pew’s 2010 Mobile Health report here) results of their Mobile Health 2012 research.

My thoughts:

US Mobile adoption stat uncertainty

The report states that “Fully 85% of U.S. adults own a cell phone. Half own smartphones, which expands their mobile internet access and enables mobile software applications“.

I think this is quite ambiguous eg. you could take this to mean “50% of US adults own a smartphone” OR “half of the adults that own a mobile own a smartphone”.

The first of these would be consistent with the CTIA’s data (they claim 50% of all American adults own a smartphone as of February 2012 – up from 36%…

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