Percentage of adults in the U.S. who had been diagnosed with selected medical conditions as of 2017, by gender
Medical conditions U.S. adults had been diagnosed with as of 2017, by gender
This statistic shows the percentage of adults in the U.S. who had been diagnosed with selected medical conditions as of February 2017, by gender. It was found that 23 percent of female respondents had been diagnosed from depression, compared to 17 percent of male respondents.
Percentage of adults in the U.S. who had been diagnosed with selected medical conditions as of 2017, by gender
FemaleMale
Allergies/food intolerances20%19%
Anxiety disorder20%13%
Asthma13%12%
Chronic pain (e.g. back pain, stomach ache, or headache)20%16%
Crohn's disease1%2%
Dementia/Alzheimer’s disease1%0%
Depression23%17%
Diabetes8%12%
Epilepsy2%2%
Hypertension17%26%
Multiple sclerosis2%1%
Parkinson‘s disease0%1%
Posttraumatic stress disorder4%4%
Rheumatism/arthrosis5%5%
Tinnitus3%6%
None of the above36%34%
Prefer not to answer1%1%
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Source

Release date

February 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

February 16 to 27, 2017

Number of respondents

1,470 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: Which of the following conditions were you diagnosed with by a doctor?
Respondents could choose multiple answers.

Medical conditions U.S. adults had been diagnosed with as of 2017, by gender
This statistic shows the percentage of adults in the U.S. who had been diagnosed with selected medical conditions as of February 2017, by gender. It was found that 23 percent of female respondents had been diagnosed from depression, compared to 17 percent of male respondents.
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