Percentage of U.S. adults who did the following to reduce their risk of getting cancer as of 2018

Ways in which U.S. adults reduced their risk of cancer as of 2018 This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. adults who did the following to reduce their risk of getting cancer, as of 2018. It was found that 48 percent of respondents stated they used sun block to reduce their risk of cancer.
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Percentage of respondents
Not smoke or use tobacco products62%
Eat lots of fruits and vegetables52%
Limit skin's exposure to the sun without sunblock49%
Use sunblock48%
Maintain a healthy weight46%
Take vitamins or supplements44%
Limit alcohol consumption41%
Avoid using artificial sweeteners34%
Avoid eating processed meats30%
Limit caffeine intake21%
Limit cell phone usage16%
Other3%
I am not doing anything to reduce my risk of cancer12%
Percentage of respondents
Not smoke or use tobacco products62%
Eat lots of fruits and vegetables52%
Limit skin's exposure to the sun without sunblock49%
Use sunblock48%
Maintain a healthy weight46%
Take vitamins or supplements44%
Limit alcohol consumption41%
Avoid using artificial sweeteners34%
Avoid eating processed meats30%
Limit caffeine intake21%
Limit cell phone usage16%
Other3%
I am not doing anything to reduce my risk of cancer12%
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This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. adults who did the following to reduce their risk of getting cancer, as of 2018. It was found that 48 percent of respondents stated they used sun block to reduce their risk of cancer.
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Release date
October 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
July 10 to August 10, 2018
Number of respondents
4,038 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
Original question: "Which of the following describes what you currently do to reduce your risk of getting cancer?"

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