How do you use digital health resources?

Posted Oct. 11, 2011, at 6:49 a.m.
Last modified Oct. 11, 2011, at 9:45 a.m.

The Edelman Health Barometer 2011 is a global survey of 15,165 adults 18 years of age and older in 12 countries that examines the intensely social nature of health and health influence. The results were presented at the 14th European Health Forum in Bad Gastein, Austria. This infographic classifies respondents according to the many different ways in which they use and share digital health information. Among other findings, people who are informed and proactive about their health tend to distance themselves from those with unhealthy habits, potentially missing opportunities to spread good health. In addition, the survey reveals an “action gap” between the desire to be healthier and the ability to change. Full results can be found online here.