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More Americans Report Being Scolded By Their Doctors

Nearly half of Americans say their doctor recommended a lifestyle change during their last checkup.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 74% of American Adults have seen a doctor for a general physical exam in the last 12 months, and 46% of those Americans say their doctor recommended lifestyle changes in the way they eat, drink or exercise. That’s up from 36% two months ago,  and is the highest finding measured in surveys since 2012. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 24-25, 2017 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 July 24-25, 2017 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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