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U.S. adults that use some prevention measures against Lyme disease 2017

This statistic displays the percentage of U.S. adults that practiced select prevention measures against ticks and Lyme disease as of 2017. According to the survey, 91 percent of respondents used some sort of preventative measure to avoid ticks and Lyme disease. Comparatively, just 60 percent of respondents indicated that they used insect repellent. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted by ticks to humans. If left untreated, Lyme disease can affect the joints, heart and nervous system.

Percentage of U.S. adults that used select preventative measures against Lyme disease 2017

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Release date

July 2017


United States

Survey time period

June 23 and 27, 2017

Number of respondents

2,031 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Only respondents living in at-risk locations

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: You indicated that you live in an area where people are at risk of catching Lyme disease. Which of the following, if any, do you do or use to reduce your risk of getting Lyme disease or other tick-borne diseases? Please select all that apply.

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