In its fourth year, the annual survey found:
- 20% are a current smoker, with 17% of them being daily smokers. This has fallen from 23% in 2015.
- 37% of drinkers say they drink six or more standard drinks (binge drinking) on a typical drinking occasion.
- Over a third (37%) report they consumer at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day.
- A gender gap in self-reported good health exists among those aged 55 to 64. 81% of women in this age group perceive their health to be good or very good, compared to 73% of men.
- 47% have visited a dentist during the past 12 months, with 65% of those visiting doing so for a check-up.
- 74% have visited a GP in the past 12 months, with an average of 3.8 visits per person among all aged 15 and older.
Conquering Complexity: The Coming Revolution in Oncology Biomarker Testing
Despite the advent of targeted therapies and the associated rise in the use of companion and complementary diagnostics, we are only just emerging from the initial exploratory stages of oncology biomarker testing. As will be argued in this paper, we are on the cusp of a much more radical revolution, and the molecular diagnostics landscape is set to change dramatically in the coming decades. It is crucial that any company entering this space prepare for this imminent upheaval and plan their launch strategy accordingly.