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National Survey of U.S. Smartphone Owner Health App Usage Dataset
NYU Dataset

UID: 10052

Author(s): Paul Krebs, Dustin Duncan* * Corresponding Author
This dataset contains results of a cross-sectional survey of 1,604 smartphone users from the United States. The survey consists of 36 items assessing sociodemographic characteristics, history of health app use, reasons for use, perceived effectiveness of health apps, reasons for stopping use and general health status. Individuals included in the survey data are over 18, speak English and own a smartphone. Respondents in the survey are 50% female, 50% having completed high school or fewer years of education, 60% earning less than $50,000 per year, 30% Hispanic/Latino, 30% Black, 30% White and 10% Asian or other.
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Population Age
Adult (19 years - 64 years)
Senior (65 years - 79 years)
Aged (80 years and over)
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Verizon Grant/Verizon Foundation