Most important modern medical achievement according to U.S. adults 2019

This statistic is based on a survey conducted in January 2019. It depicts the percentage of survey respondents that felt select achievements were most important to medicine within the past 30 years. According to the results, 24 percent of respondents felt that the reduction in cancer death rates was the most important medical achievement in the past 30 years.

Percentage of U.S. adults that felt select achievements were most important to modern medicine as of 2019

Percentage of respondents
Reduction in cancer death rates24%
Diagnostic tests to stop the spread of disease20%
Vaccine development17%
HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment16%
Advances in transplantation13%
Reduction in cardiovascular disease death rates7%
Other (open-ended)3%
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Source

Release date

2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

January 2019

Number of respondents

around 1,000

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "What would you say was the single most important medical achievement of the past 30 years? (Choose one)"

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