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Share of U.S. adults with anxiety symptoms in 2019, by age and severity

In 2019, around 20 percent of adults aged 18 to 29 years in the United States reported having anxiety in the past two weeks, compared to around 11 percent of adults aged 65 years and older. This statistic illustrates the percentage of adults in the United States who experienced symptoms of anxiety in the past two weeks as of 2019, by age and severity.

Percentage of adults in the United States who experienced symptoms of anxiety in the past two weeks as of 2019, by age and severity

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Sources

Release date

September 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2019

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Civilian noninstitutionalized population

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Severity of anxiety symptoms was based on the seven-item Generalized Anxiety Disorder scale (GAD–7) and summarized into none or minimal (values 0–4), mild (values 5–9), moderate (values 10–14), and severe (values 15–21).

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