U.S. adults who visit a doctor when select symptoms occur 2017, by ethnicity

This statistic shows the percentage of adults in the U.S. who visited a doctor right away when suffering from select symptoms as of February 2017, by ethnicity. It was found that 22 percent of Hispanic respondents went to a doctor right away when experiencing back pain, compared to 13 percent of White respondents.

Percentage of adults in the U.S. who visited a doctor right away when suffering from select symptoms as of 2017, by ethnicity

Black or African AmericanHispanic American or LatinoWhite / Caucasian
Back pain20%22%13%
Cough11%13%10%
Fever20%22%20%
Skin irritations11%19%8%
Sniffles3%9%3%
Sore throat14%19%12%
Stomach complaints8%12%8%
Stomach pain15%22%16%
Swollen lymph nodes11%22%18%
Toothache27%27%26%
Womb pain7%8%4%
Other7%3%5%
None of the above42%30%39%
Prefer not to answer1%2%1%
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Source

Release date

February 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

February 16 to 27, 2017

Number of respondents

1,470 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: Upon the occurrence of which of the following symptoms do you go to a doctor right away?
Respondents could choose multiple answers.

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