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Source: Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS: March 2006 (3)

What do you think is the MOST urgent health problem facing this nation TODAY? (WAIT FOR REPLY BEFORE PROBE) Is there another health problem you think is almost as urgent? (RECORD UP TO 3 RESPONSES)

 

Subpopulation/Note: Asked of half sample

Adds to more than 100% due to multiple responses

 

 

Total

18-29

30-49

50-64

65+

 

34

31

37

28

39

Cancer

18

9

16

16

35

Heart Disease

17

28

15

17

10

AIDS or HIV

14

4

15

21

13

Health care-cost

13

20

12

13

4

Lack of good nutrition/Junk foods/ Obesity/Weight disorder

10

6

10

12

15

Health insurance/ The uninsured

10

7

12

9

9

Diabetes

5

4

3

8

5

Health care-access

5

9

5

3

2

Smoking

5

7

4

4

7

Drugs

3

1

2

4

4

Elderly

3

6

2

1

4

STDs

2

2

3

3

1

Avian/Bird Flu

1

3

2

*

1

Hunger/Malnutrition

1

1

*

2

1

Pollution/ Environment

10

10

8

13

10

Other

8

12

9

3

10

Don’t know/Refused

 

Survey by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Methodology: Fieldwork conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates, March 24-April 18, 2006 and based on telephone interviews with a national adult sample of 2,517. The survey included an oversample of African American and Latino respondents (a total of 378 African American and 447 Latino respondents were interviewed). Results for all groups have been weighted to reflect their actual distribution in the nation.

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