Family affected by health issues

Nov 6, 2017

Q. Have you had a family member affected by any of the following?

  Total   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Dementia 24%   21% 27% 26% 21% 27%
Heart disease 23%   18% 27% 16% 22% 33%
Cancer 36%   30% 42% 33% 33% 44%
Diabetes 29%   25% 33% 26% 28% 35%
Stroke 18%   14% 22% 16% 17% 21%
None of them 35%   38% 32% 40% 40% 23%

 

 

65% say they have had a family member affected by at least one of the five major health issues listed. The most common was cancer (36%) and the least common was stroke (18%). 44% of those aged 55+ say they have had a family member affected by cancer.

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