Obstacles to getting or staying healthy U.S. 2013 , 2014 and 2016

This survey shows the leading obstacles that respondents stated kept them from getting or staying healthy in the United States in 2013, 2014 and 2016. Lack of time was found to be the biggest obstacle to getting or staying healthy for the entire recorded period.

Leading obstacles to getting or staying healthy in the United States in 2013, 2014 and 2016*

201620142013
Lack of time47%51%63%
Affordability43%40%36%
Work environment31%35%30%
Unwilling to sacrifice27%34%38%
Confusing coverage26%25%19%
Lack of cost information26%24%18%
Access to provider20%16%12%
Too much health information19%23%17%
Don’t know enough17%18%15%
Unsure of preventive care needed15%18%14%
Unsure what providers or facilities to go to for treatment14%13%10%
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Sources

Release date

January 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

2016

Number of respondents

2,320 respondents

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

*Figures represent percentage ranking each 1, 2, or 3.

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