Ways in which U.S. adults reduced their risk of cancer as of 2019

This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. adults who did the following to reduce their risk of getting cancer, as of 2019. It was found that 49 percent of respondents stated they used sun block to reduce their risk of cancer.

Percentage of U.S. adults who did the following to reduce their risk of getting cancer as of 2019

Percentage of respondents
Not smoke or use tobacco products63%
Eat lots of fruits and vegetables51%
Limit skin's exposure to the sun without sunblock49%
Use sunblock49%
Maintain a healthy weight45%
Take vitamins or supplements44%
Limit alcohol consumption40%
Avoid using artificial sweeteners34%
Avoid eating processed meats29%
Limit caffeine intake22%
Limit cell phone usage18%
Other2%
I am not doing anything to reduce my risk of cancer13%
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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: "Which of the following describes what you currently do to reduce your risk of getting cancer (again or getting another type of cancer)?"

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