Health benefits due to pet ownership among older U.S. adults as of 2018

The statistic illustrates the health benefits reported by U.S. adults aged 50 to 80 years due to pet ownership as of 2018. Roughly 80 percent of adults in this age group reported stress reduction as a health benefit due to pet ownership.

Percentage of U.S. adults aged 50 to 80 years who reported select health benefits from owning a pet as of 2018

Percentage of adults
Reduce stress79%
Provide a sense of purpose73%
Connect with others65%
Be physically active64%
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Release date

April 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

October 2018

Number of respondents

2,051 respondents

Age group

50-80 years

Method of interview

Online survey

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