Women and Healthcare

The Women’s Heart Alliance surveyed over 1,000 women, ages 25 to 60, to learn about barriers and opportunities regarding cardiovascular disease. Per the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (2017;70(2):123-32), the survey revealed:

  • 45% of the women were unaware that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women
  • 71% of the respondents indicated they had almost never raised the issue of heart health with physicians

Here are some other noteworthy statistics regarding women and healthcare:

  • 80% of healthcare decisions are made by women (Fast Company, Apr 13, 2015)
  • 77% of surveyed women say they don’t do what they know they should do to stay healthy; 62% claim they just don’t have the time (The Power of the Purse: Engaging Women Decision Makers for Healthy Outcomes)
  • 70%-80% of all consumer purchasing is driven by women (Forbes, Jan. 21, 2015)
  • 43% of surveyed women passed a health literacy quiz (The Power of the Purse: Engaging Women Decision Makers for Healthy Outcomes)
  • 35% of surveyed women don’t fully trust their physician (Harvard Business Review, May 28, 2015)

==============================================================

Contact ABISA for healthcare consultancy support or speaking engagements.

Follow on Instagram and Twitter

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s