1998 Women's and Men's Health Survey

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Countries: United States

Survey Organization: Louis Harris and Associates, Inc.

Field Dates: May 7–November 10, 1998

Sample: Nationally representative sample of women and men, ages 18 and older

Sample Sizes: 2,011 women and 1,084 men

Interview Method: Telephone

This survey investigates women's and men's health care experiences, including their use of preventive care, relationships with their physicians, and their caregiving experiences. Compared with a 1993 survey, it found that women were receiving preventive care and taking better care of their health. Yet, women were still experiencing high rates of violence and abuse, and many continued to have difficulties obtaining quality health care. It also found that an alarming portion of American men failed to get medical care. A significant number of men did not get routine checkups, preventive care, or health counseling, and many ignored symptoms or delayed seeking medical attention when sick or in pain.

To view the survey questions or topline results, download the attachments posted on the right. To read analyses of the surveys, see the Fund publications under Related Resources, on the right.

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Publication Date:
May 5, 1998