Common illnesses U.S. adults encountered in older friends/family members as of 2017

This statistic depicts the percentage of U.S. adults that have had recent experience with select serious illnesses in older friends/family members as of 2017. According to the data 52 percent of respondents with recent serious illness experience had friends/family with dementia.

Percentage of U.S. adults with recent experience with selected serious illnesses among older adults as of 2017

Percentage of respondents
Dementia52%
Heart problems47%
Diabetes35%
Mental health problems28%
Lung problems26%
Cancer24%
Kidney problems14%
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Source

Release date

November 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

May 4 to July 12, 2017

Number of respondents

2,040 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Among those with recent experience with serious illness

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

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