Percentage of U.S. adults who did the following to reduce their risk of getting cancer as of 2017

Ways in which U.S. adults reduced their risk of cancer as of 2017 This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. adults who did the following to reduce their risk of getting cancer, as of 2017. 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 smoke66%
Eat lots of fruits and vegetables50%
Limit skin's exposure to the sun without sunblock48%
Use sunblock48%
Exercise regularly48%
Take vitamins or supplements44%
Maintain a healthy weight41%
Limit alcohol consumption38%
Limit fatty food intake33%
Limit caffeine intake21%
Limit cell phone usage15%
Other3%
I am not doing anything to reduce my risk of cancer11%
Percentage of respondents
Not smoke66%
Eat lots of fruits and vegetables50%
Limit skin's exposure to the sun without sunblock48%
Use sunblock48%
Exercise regularly48%
Take vitamins or supplements44%
Maintain a healthy weight41%
Limit alcohol consumption38%
Limit fatty food intake33%
Limit caffeine intake21%
Limit cell phone usage15%
Other3%
I am not doing anything to reduce my risk of cancer11%
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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 2017. 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 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
July 10 to 18, 2017
Number of respondents
4,016 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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