U.S. adults that delayed care or payment for care because of costs 2017, by gender

This statistic depicts various medical-related responsibilities that U.S. adults delayed due to costs in 2017, by gender. Among women, 33 percent stated that they are currently paying off medical bills and 26 percent delayed or went without care due to costs.

Percentage of U.S. adults that put off select health-related responsibilities due to costs in 2017, by gender*

Delayed or went without care26%19%
Put off or postponed preventative services19%16%
Skipped recommended medical tests or treatment20%15%
Didn't fill Rx or cut/skipped doses on medicines17%12%
Problems paying medical bills25%17%
Currently paying off medical bills33%27%
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Release date

March 2018


United States

Survey time period

July 26 to September 27, 2017

Number of respondents

2,751 women

Age group

18-64 years

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* Within the past 12 months.

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