Affects of climate change on patients' health according to physicians 2015

This statistic presents the percentage of physicians in the U.S. who believed their patient's health was currently being affected by climate change according to a survey finished in 2015. It was found that 45 percent of surveyed physicians felt their patients' health was currently being affected by climate change through heat effects.

Percentage of U.S. physicians who believed their patients' health was currently being affected by climate change in select ways as of 2015

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Sources

Release date

March 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

2014 and 2015

Number of respondents

1,868 - 1,908

Special properties

physicians

Supplementary notes

Figures are the results of surveys of physicians from three different medical societies: the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, Immunology, the American Thoracic Society, and the National Medical Association.
Survey dates ranged from 2014 to 2015.
* Results from one medical society only.
Original question: "In which of the following ways, if any, do you think your patients are currently being affected by climate change?"

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