Essential Report

Biggest health challenge

Nov 6, 2017

Q. What do you think presents the biggest health challenge over the next 10 years?

  Total   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Dementia 21%   23% 20% 12% 19% 35%
Heart disease 11%   11% 11% 13% 13% 9%
Cancer 28%   27% 29% 30% 30% 22%
Diabetes 18%   18% 18% 19% 15% 20%
Stroke 2%   2% 2% 2% 2% 2%
Don’t know 20%   19% 20% 25% 21% 12%

 

28% think that cancer presents the biggest health challenge over the next 10 years and 21% nominated dementia. Those aged 55+ were much more likely to nominate dementia (35%) and less likely to nominate cancer (22%)

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