It’s time for another edition of interesting consumer statistics from the past week. There were a lot of interesting studies about healthcare and technology released last week, as part of the run up to upcoming health conferences. This week, there are 14 interesting statistics on consumer behavior on topics including digital healthcare, investing and sleep.
A recent study of more than 2,800 people in U.S. cities found that more than four in 10 professionals (44 percent) often lose sleep over work. (Source: Accountemps)
- Professionals ages 18 to 34 more often lose sleep over work (57 percent) compared to those ages 35 to 54 (45 percent) and 55 and older (29 percent). (Source: Accountemps)
- More men (50 percent) experience sleeplessness over job-related issues compared to women (40 percent). (Source: Accountemps)
- In a survey of more than 1,000 U.S. consumers, 61 percent of respondents indicated someone they know inspired them to make positive changes, while 57 percent believe their social circle helps them make better choices. (Source: Pegasystems Inc.)
- Nearly seven out of 10 (69 percent) consumers in a recent survey said they are more likely to focus on their health when they feel financially stable, and 56 percent said financial incentives would influence them to make healthy choices. (Source: Pegasystems Inc.)
- When asked about the accessibility of their health team, 65 percent of survey respondents found care providers readily available via online portals, phone, and open appointments, while 12 percent believed their health care providers aren’t readily accessible at all. (Source: Pegasystems Inc.)
- More than half (54%) of consumers indicate comfort contacting their physician digitally, and have already begun utilizing available technologies
- Reduced wait times is the leading incentive among consumers to share data digitally with physicians (61 percent); with cost savings following as a close second (55 percent). (Source: EY)
- Nearly two-thirds (64%) of consumers consider the US health industry to be innovative and 70% of physicians are positive about the effectiveness of current technologies in use. (Source: EY)
- More than four in five (83%) physicians believe that increased consumer and patient-generated data from connected devices would benefit the overall quality of care and enable more personalized care plans. (Source: EY)
- Two-thirds (66%) of physicians in a nationwide poll indicated they believed increased use of digital technologies would reduce the burden on the health care system and its associated costs, and 64% think it would help reduce the burden on doctors and nurses and have a positive impact on the critical issue of burnout. (Source: EY)
- According to a recent study, two out of five (40 percent) U.S. broadband households are interested in home living services, such as alerts for family members about emergencies, alerts about dangers in the home, or concierge services offering health and retirement advice. (Source: Park Associates)
- Two in five (40%) employed Millennials aged 18-34 anticipate establishing enough financial security to quit their “day job” and pursue a passion project/activity such as launching a nonprofit or taking up an artistic pursuit either permanently or for at least a year or more. (Source: Swell Investing)
- Four out of five Americans (82%) report it is important that decisions around who they work for and what kind of work they do aligns with their values. (Source: Swell Investing)
Hopefully, there will be more studies related to healthcare released in the near future so I can do a feature on digital trends in the healthcare market. In the meantime, check out other entries in the Interesting Statistics series to see more data on consumer behavior and trends.