Lifestyle habits of U.S. cancer patients 2018, by age

Percentage of U.S. adults with cancer that had select lifestyle habits as of 2018, by age

Lifestyle habits of U.S. cancer patients 2018, by age This statistic displays the percentage of the U.S. adult population that self-reported having cancer and participated in select lifestyle habits in 2018, by age. According to the data, 41 percent of those aged 18 to 34 years who had been diagnosed with cancer smoked.
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Percentage of U.S. adults with cancer that had select lifestyle habits as of 2018, by age

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Total18-34 years35-44 years45-54 years55-64 years65 years and older
Exercise59%83%74%65%55%53%
Smoke17%41%39%25%15%8%
Drink alcohol67%87%81%69%63%64%
Obese (BMI over 29)32%23%32%36%38%31%
Total18-34 years35-44 years45-54 years55-64 years65 years and older
Exercise59%83%74%65%55%53%
Smoke17%41%39%25%15%8%
Drink alcohol67%87%81%69%63%64%
Obese (BMI over 29)32%23%32%36%38%31%
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This statistic displays the percentage of the U.S. adult population that self-reported having cancer and participated in select lifestyle habits in 2018, by age. According to the data, 41 percent of those aged 18 to 34 years who had been diagnosed with cancer smoked.
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Release date
September 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
as of 2018
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
U.S. adults
Supplementary notes
Among those who self-reported having cancer.
Exercise includes at least one day per month of vigorous exercise lasting 20 minutes or more.
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