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Many Still Skipping Medical Checkups, Needed Drugs Due to Cost

Most Americans remain confident about their personal health even though many still skip checkups and drug prescriptions because they cost too much.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 76% of American Adults rate their own health as good or excellent. Just five percent (5%) describe their personal health as poor. That’s in line with regular surveying for the past several years. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 2-3, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 2-3, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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