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Table 1 Basic characteristics of included apps

From: Unaddressed privacy risks in accredited health and wellness apps: a cross-sectional systematic assessment

Characteristic Apps with characteristic, n = 79 (%)
Platform  
 Both platforms 38 (48 %)
 iOS-only 37 (47 %)
 Android-only 4 (5 %)
Cost  
 Free 58 (73 %)
 Paid-for 21 (27 %)
Version history  
 First releases 17 (22 %)
 Older 62 (78 %)
App purposesa  
 Information provision 46 (58 %)
 Healthy living and health promotion 21 (27 %)
  Exercise and weight loss 8 (10 %)
  Smoking cessation 6 (8 %)
  Alcohol use 8 (10 %)
  Drug use 5 (6 %)
  Sexual health 5 (6 %)
 Self-management 16 (20 %)
  Long-term conditions 10 (13 %)
   Diabetes 5 (6 %)
   Hypertension 2 (3 %)
   Otherb 5 (6 %)
  Therapy-related management 11 (14 %)
 Self-assessment 9 (11 %)
 Diary or personal health record 27 (34 %)
 Medication management 3 (4 %)
 Reminders 4 (5 %)
 Assistive technologies 4 (5 %)
 Service directory or finder 9 (11 %)
 Social networking 4 (5 %)
 Collecting data for research 6 (8 %)
  1. aMost apps supported multiple functions and are counted more than once; bepilepsy (n = 1), irritable bowel syndrome (n = 1), Parkinson’s disease (n = 1), sickle cell anemia (n = 1), stroke (n = 1)