Gallup Poll: 32% of Americans Defer Medical Care Due to Cost

The following table ranks the percentage of Americans that say they had to defer medical care for themselves or their families in the past year due to the cost, according to a poll conducted by Gallup.

People were asked: Within the last 12 months, have you or a member of your family put off any sort of medical treatment because of the cost you would have to pay?

The poll of 1,015 adults was conducted from Nov. 15-18. The sampling error is 4 percentage points.

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                             Serious  Non-Serious          Not
Year            Delayed    Condition    Condition      Delayed
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2012                32%          19%          13%          68%
2011                30%          20%          10%          70%
2010                30%          21%           9%          69%
2009                29%          17%          12%          71%
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                             Serious  Non-Serious          Not
Year            Delayed    Condition    Condition      Delayed
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2008                29%          17%          12%          70%
2007                30%          18%          11%          70%
2006                30%          18%          12%          69%
2005                28%          16%          12%          71%
2004                26%          16%          10%          74%
2003                24%          12%          13%          76%
2002                25%          15%          10%          75%
2001                19%          12%           7%          81%
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SOURCE: Gallup

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