Perceived causes of gastrointestinal problems U.S. adults as of 2017, by age

Percentage of adults in the U.S. who believed select sources were the cause of their gastrointestinal problems as of February 2017, by age

by John Elflein, last edited Mar 1, 2018
Perceived causes of gastrointestinal problems U.S. adults as of 2017, by age This statistic shows the percentage of adults in the U.S. who believed select sources were the cause of their gastrointestinal problems as of February 2017, by age. It was found that 46 percent of respondents aged 18 to 30 years believed their gastrointestinal problems were caused by stress.
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Percentage of adults in the U.S. who believed select sources were the cause of their gastrointestinal problems as of February 2017, by age

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18 to 30 years31 to 45 years46 to 60 years61 years and older
Not enough exercise21%18%19%17%
Sitting at a desk at work14%19%5%4%
Overweight20%25%24%14%
Genetic predisposition18%20%19%11%
Psychosomatic illness12%11%3%0%
Pregnancy (only displayed to women)4%2%0%1%
Stress46%35%37%24%
Poor diet47%52%37%33%
Don’t know11%10%21%27%
Other 1%5%14%20%
Prefer not to answer2%1%1%2%
18 to 30 years31 to 45 years46 to 60 years61 years and older
Not enough exercise21%18%19%17%
Sitting at a desk at work14%19%5%4%
Overweight20%25%24%14%
Genetic predisposition18%20%19%11%
Psychosomatic illness12%11%3%0%
Pregnancy (only displayed to women)4%2%0%1%
Stress46%35%37%24%
Poor diet47%52%37%33%
Don’t know11%10%21%27%
Other 1%5%14%20%
Prefer not to answer2%1%1%2%
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by John Elflein, last edited Mar 1, 2018
This statistic shows the percentage of adults in the U.S. who believed select sources were the cause of their gastrointestinal problems as of February 2017, by age. It was found that 46 percent of respondents aged 18 to 30 years believed their gastrointestinal problems were caused by stress.
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