Essential Report

Concern about health issues

Feb 16, 2016

How concerned are you over the following public health issues?

  Very concerned Somewhat concerned Not very concerned Not at all concerned   Very concern-ed aged 18-34 Very concern-ed aged 35-54 Very concern-ed aged 55+
Use of illicit drugs 44% 32% 14% 7% 30% 41% 64%
Food Safety 26% 42% 24% 5% 24% 24% 32%
Obesity 25% 46% 19% 6% 26% 23% 28%
Smoking related diseases 23% 36% 26% 12% 23% 17% 29%
Zika virus 16% 31% 33% 12% 15% 15% 18%
HIV/AIDS 14% 32% 35% 15% 14% 12% 17%
Ebola 12% 25% 38% 20%   13% 11% 15%

The most concerning health issues were use of illicit drugs (44% very concerned), food safety (26%) and obesity (25%).

Those aged 55+ tended to be more concerned about most health issues – especially use of illicit drugs where 64% were very concerned.

 

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