Sixty-two percent of U.S. employees say it’s not likely they or a family member will be diagnosed with a serious illness like cancer, a survey indicates.
The Aflac WorkForces Report, a survey of nearly 1,900 benefits decision-makers and more than 6,100 U.S. workers, also indicated 55 percent said they were not very or not at all likely to be diagnosed with a chronic illness, such as heart disease or diabetes.
Here are some actual statistics:
The American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures 2012, said 1-in-3 women and 1-in-2 men will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, and the National Safety Council, Injury Facts 2011 edition, says more than 38.9 million injuries occur in a year requiring medical treatment.
The American Heart Association, Heart Disease & Stroke Statistics 2012, said 1-in-6 U.S. deaths were caused by coronary heart disease, Tillman said.
And some details on the survey:
The survey conducted in January and February by Research Now. The first 3,151 worker interviews were nationally representative, while the remaining 3,000 interviews were conducted among the Top 30 designated market areas.
Did these people really say they that neither they nor a family member will have a serious illness? Is this for real? What were they thinking? I’m used to seeing wacky survey findings, but this one is ridiculous.