Avoiding sickness during flu season in the U.S. 2017

Percentage of U.S. adults that used select measures to prevent themselves from getting the flu as of 2017

by John Elflein, last edited May 16, 2018
Avoiding sickness during flu season in the U.S. 2017 This survey shows the results of a survey in which participants were asked to select the ways in which they prevented themselves from getting the flu as of 2017. According to the data, 70 percent of participants washed their hands regularly to prevent themselves from getting the flu. Comparatively, just 36 percent tried to get more sleep to prevent themselves from getting the flu.
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Percentage of U.S. adults that used select measures to prevent themselves from getting the flu as of 2017

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Percentage of respondents
Washing hands regularly70%
Drinking more water55%
Getting an annual flu shot/vaccine52%
Taking vitamins50%
Eating more nutritious food44%
Being physically active43%
Using hand sanitizer frequently41%
Getting more sleep36%
Percentage of respondents
Washing hands regularly70%
Drinking more water55%
Getting an annual flu shot/vaccine52%
Taking vitamins50%
Eating more nutritious food44%
Being physically active43%
Using hand sanitizer frequently41%
Getting more sleep36%
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by John Elflein, last edited May 16, 2018
This survey shows the results of a survey in which participants were asked to select the ways in which they prevented themselves from getting the flu as of 2017. According to the data, 70 percent of participants washed their hands regularly to prevent themselves from getting the flu. Comparatively, just 36 percent tried to get more sleep to prevent themselves from getting the flu.
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