Influences for seeking genetic testing among U.S. adults in 2018, by test type

Percentage of U.S. adults that sought genetic testing due to select influences as of 2018, by test type

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Release date

October 2018


United States

Survey time period

July 10 to August 10, 2018

Number of respondents

base: 4,038

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

among those that have had a genetic test

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Which of the following influenced your decision the most to have a genetic/DNA test ordered/performed by your doctor or genetic specialist/a commercially available genetic/DNA/genealogy test to determine your risk for certain types of cancer?"

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