Opinions on the most serious health issues in the U.S. 2016

Most serious health problems facing the United States as perceived by Americans, as of 2016

by Statista Research Department, last edited Apr 28, 2016
Opinions on the most serious health issues in the U.S. 2016 This survey shows the most serious health problems faced by the United States, as perceived by Americans, as of 2016. It was found that 71 percent of respondents felt that heroin abuse was an extremely serious or very serious problem in the U.S.
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Most serious health problems facing the United States as perceived by Americans, as of 2016

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Extremely seriousVery seriousSomewhat seriousLess serious than that
Cancer43%42%13%1%
Heroin abuse35%36%19%7%
Contaminated drinking water35%35%18%10%
Lack of access to mental health care33%41%18%6%
Obesity33%40%20%6%
Diabetes31%47%20%2%
Abuse of strong prescription painkillers28%38%23%7%
Heart disease27%46%24%2%
Environmental contamination26%32%29%12%
Lack of access to health care25%37%25%11%
Lack of access to affordable healthy food21%33%28%16%
Alcohol abuse19%38%30%11%
Extremely seriousVery seriousSomewhat seriousLess serious than that
Cancer43%42%13%1%
Heroin abuse35%36%19%7%
Contaminated drinking water35%35%18%10%
Lack of access to mental health care33%41%18%6%
Obesity33%40%20%6%
Diabetes31%47%20%2%
Abuse of strong prescription painkillers28%38%23%7%
Heart disease27%46%24%2%
Environmental contamination26%32%29%12%
Lack of access to health care25%37%25%11%
Lack of access to affordable healthy food21%33%28%16%
Alcohol abuse19%38%30%11%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Apr 28, 2016
This survey shows the most serious health problems faced by the United States, as perceived by Americans, as of 2016. It was found that 71 percent of respondents felt that heroin abuse was an extremely serious or very serious problem in the U.S.
Show more
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