QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥45 Years Who Have Ever Had Lung Cancer by Education Level — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2021Posted on by
In 2021, 3.2% of adults aged ≥45 years had ever been told they had lung cancer.
The prevalence of lung cancer among adults aged ≥45 years was highest for those with less than a high school education (8.6%).
The percentage of adults who had ever had lung cancer decreased with increasing education level, with the lowest prevalence occurring among those with a bachelor’s degree or higher (1.6%).
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm