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Meet the digitally savvy Chinese patients

Compared with other countries, Chinese patients spend much more time online looking for medical information, and more likely to request a prescription change.

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Chinese doctors increasingly prefer WeChat over apps

The power of WeChat is so strong that doctors install fewer medical apps, because they find subscribing to medical accounts is enough.

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Diabetes casts shadow over half of Chinese adult population

About 10% Chinese adult are diabetes patients while another 36% of them are in the pre-diabetes stage.

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Potential for connected glucose monitors in China

Patients with diabetes in urban China have much more interest in connected glucose monitors than in other countries.

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Breast cancer cases rise quickly in China

New incidents of breast cancer have been growing quickly. In 2015, breast cancer is the fifth most common cancer type.

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5.8% of Chinese adults suffer from depression

The ratio is lowest among 10 countries monitored by Kantar Health.

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Diana Tan is General Manager for Kantar Health China.

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David Robinson is Vice President at Kantar Health in the Clinical & Scientific Assessment Grou…

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Adele Li is Commercial Director, Kantar Health China.

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