Avoiding sickness during flu season in the U.S. 2017

This survey shows the results of a survey in which participants were asked to select the ways in which they prevented themselves from getting the flu as of 2017. According to the data, 70 percent of participants washed their hands regularly to prevent themselves from getting the flu. Comparatively, just 36 percent tried to get more sleep to prevent themselves from getting the flu.

Percentage of U.S. adults that used select measures to prevent themselves from getting the flu as of 2017

Percentage of respondents
Washing hands regularly70%
Drinking more water55%
Getting an annual flu shot/vaccine52%
Taking vitamins50%
Eating more nutritious food44%
Being physically active43%
Using hand sanitizer frequently41%
Getting more sleep36%
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Sources

Release date

August 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

July 12 to 14, 2017

Number of respondents

2,074 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

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