Diseases U.S. adults were concerned about developing as of 2019

This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. adults who stated they were concerned about developing the following diseases in their lifetime as of 2019. It was found that 57 percent of respondents stated they were somewhat/very concerned about developing cancer in their lifetime.

Percentage of U.S. adults who stated they were concerned they may develop the following diseases in their lifetime as of 2019

Not at all/not very concernedSomewhat/very concernedI have already been diagnosed
High blood pressure37%43%21%
Arthritis38%45%16%
Diabetes46%43%11%
Cancer38%57%5%
Heart attack/heart disease39%57%4%
Stroke44%53%2%
Alzheimer's disease49%50%1%
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Sources

Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

July 10 to August 10, 2019

Number of respondents

4,001 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "How concerned are you that you may develop the following diseases in your lifetime?"

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Statistics on "Cardiovascular disease in the U.S."

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