COVID-19 worries the population, but at 42% cancer remains the disease that worries people most – even before Covid-19 (30%), mental illness (21%) or a stroke (18%) .
More than half do sports regularly
The study also shows that Austrians are very conscious of their own health. Around 70% of the respondents stated that they were somewhat or very satisfied with their state of health, more than 80% also rate their health as important or very important and pay attention to their health. Sport is the most important health and preventative measure (52%). Followed by avoiding smoking (51%), eating a healthy and balanced diet (46%) and avoiding alcohol (44%).
Preventive check-ups: known, but not used enough
“The study paints a thoroughly positive picture of Austrians. The majority of the study participants also felt they were well informed about the precautionary options, ”says Angelika Sonnek, managing director of the opinion research institute TQS Research & Consulting.
Health check-ups and insurance are known to the respondents, but should be used more. 59% of those questioned have not taken advantage of any preventive health examinations since the outbreak of the corona pandemic in Austria and 41% have even avoided or skipped medical appointments or appointments for preventive examinations due to corona.
The population still knows too little about private cancer insurance
Eight out of ten people know at least one person who has or had cancer. If the possibility of cancer insurance is known, around one in five (17%) has such insurance. A third of people (34%) who did not yet have cancer insurance said that they would be more likely or very likely to take out such insurance in the next five years. Financial security and prevention are the decisive reasons for taking out cancer insurance.
The DANUBE cancer insurance
Private cancer insurance does not protect against the disease, but it does cover medical and financial care. “The precaution against cancer must be comprehensive. A conscious lifestyle is just as important as financial provision. Our cancer insurance offers comprehensive benefits in a clearly structured product. The option to take out an online deal makes it easier to get started ”, says Reinhard Gojer, DONAU board director.
About the study
The study was carried out by the opinion research institute TQS Research & Consulting on behalf of DONAU Insurance. For the study, 1000 Austrians were asked about their attitudes, knowledge and preventive measures on the topic of cancer.
You can find all information about cancer insurance and the possibility of taking out insurance on the DONAU Insurance website!
Photo above from left to right: Reinhard Gojer, Director of DONAU Insurance; Judit Havasi, General Director DONAU Insurance; Angelika Sonnek, Managing Director TQS Research & Consulting
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