U.S. adults that were worried about Lyme disease 2017, by age

This statistic displays the percentage of U.S. adults that were concerned about themselves or someone in their family contracting Lyme disease as of 2017, by age. According to the survey, 45 percent of respondents aged 18 to 34 years indicated that they were either very concerned or somewhat concerned about Lyme disease. Comparatively, just 36 percent of respondents aged 64 years and older indicated they were very concerned or somewhat concerned about Lyme disease. 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 were concerned about a family member or themselves catching Lyme disease as of 2017, by age

18 to 34 years35 to 44 years45 to 54 years55 to 64 years64 years and older
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Source

Release date

July 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

June 23 and 27, 2017

Number of respondents

2,031 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: How concerned are you that you or a family member might catch Lyme disease or another tick-borne disease?

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