Although many individuals use health apps on their mobile phones, a substantial proportion of the U.S. population does not. And many who try health apps eventually stop using them, according to results of a  national survey of health app use among U.S. mobile phone owners.

In the survey of more than 1,600 mobile phone users funded by the Verizon Foundation, a little more than half of respondents indicated that they had downloaded a health app—fitness and nutrition were the most popular types—with most using them at least daily. However, of those who used such apps, about half stopped using them due to time-consuming data entry and loss of interest.

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