U.S. adults with knowledge of infectious diseases as of 2017, by gender

Percentage of U.S. adults that had heard of various infectious diseases as of 2017, by gender

U.S. adults with knowledge of infectious diseases as of 2017, by gender This statistic displays the percentage of U.S. adults that had heard of various infectious diseases as of 2017, by gender. According to the survey, only three percent of males and four percent of females had heard of Powassan disease. Powassan disease is a rare infectious disease transmitted from rodents to humans by ticks. Powassan disease often affects the nervous system in humans.
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Percentage of U.S. adults that had heard of various infectious diseases as of 2017, by gender

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MaleFemale
Any90%95%
Bronchitis82%91%
Influenza (the flu)82%90%
Measles80%88%
Meningitis80%86%
Syphilis79%86%
Lyme disease79%85%
Monomucleosis63%68%
Rock Mountain spotted fever51%51%
Colorado tick fever17%20%
Tularemia6%6%
Babesiosis5%5%
Anaplasmosis5%4%
Heartland virus6%3%
Powassan disease3%4%
None of the above10%5%
MaleFemale
Any90%95%
Bronchitis82%91%
Influenza (the flu)82%90%
Measles80%88%
Meningitis80%86%
Syphilis79%86%
Lyme disease79%85%
Monomucleosis63%68%
Rock Mountain spotted fever51%51%
Colorado tick fever17%20%
Tularemia6%6%
Babesiosis5%5%
Anaplasmosis5%4%
Heartland virus6%3%
Powassan disease3%4%
None of the above10%5%
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This statistic displays the percentage of U.S. adults that had heard of various infectious diseases as of 2017, by gender. According to the survey, only three percent of males and four percent of females had heard of Powassan disease. Powassan disease is a rare infectious disease transmitted from rodents to humans by ticks. Powassan disease often affects the nervous system in humans.
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