Millennial Men - Statistics Surrounding Health and the Use of Probiotics
After a thorough research, we were unable to obtain any relevant information specific to the statistics surrounding the health and the use of probiotics among Millennial men, and how that compares to other age groups. However, we were able to determine that about 14% Millennial men prioritize managing a chronic illness as they consider preventive healthcare and self-care their most important health-related priorities.
MILLENNIAL MEN — STATISTICS SURROUNDING HEALTH AND THE USE OF PROBIOTICS: HELPFUL FINDINGS:
#1. Statistics Surrounding Health of Millennial Men
- According to a 2018 survey report by TransAmerica Center for Health Studies, about 14% Millennial men prioritize managing a chronic illness as they consider preventive healthcare and self-care their most important health-related priorities.
- The report detailed that 85% of Millennial describe their health as good or excellent.
- About 86% of Millennial men give physical health a priority and had the opinion that they should take care of their appearance.
#2. Comparison of Statistics Surrounding Health of Millennials to Other Generations
- According to the report by TransAmerica Center for Health Studies, 32% of Millennial claimed that they had zero visits to the doctor’s office in the past twelve months of 2018, as compared to 27% of Gen X and 19% of Baby Boomers.
- Additionally, about 13% of Millennials had taken acupuncture treatment in last in the past 12 months as compared to 5% of Gen Z, 3% of Gen X, and 2% of Boomers. (Ref: Source 2)
- The report also details that 14% of Millennials are “Not Very” or “Not At All” informed about their health as compared to 9% of Gen X and 5% of Boomers.
- 21% of Millennials are the least satisfied with the quality of healthcare as compared to 18% of Gen X and 13% of Boomers who are ‘not at all’ or ‘not very satisfied’ about the quality of healthcare.
- About 12% of Millennials vs 31% of Boomers rely most on physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals for health information.
- 43% of Millennials rely on the internet to gather information about their health, health insurance, and the healthcare system as compared to 36% of Gen X and 33% of Boomers.
- 80% of Millennials rated their health as excellent or good as compared to 75% of Gen X and 74% of Boomers.
- Millennials take advantage of offered workplace wellness programs as compared to other generations.
- About 41% of Millennials take advantage of healthy food options as compared to 20% of Gen X and 28% of Boomers, while 35% of Millennials take advantage of on-site health clinics as compared to 15% of Gen X and 17% of Boomers.
#3. Statistics Surrounding Millennials Use of Probiotics
- 20% of Millennials use probiotic supplements as compared to 21% each of Gen X and Boomers.
- 24% of Millennials use foods/beverages fortified with probiotics as compared to 21% of Gen X and 16% of Boomers.
- According to a 2017 survey report by Food Navigator, 32% of Millennials buyers reported that they are interested in probiotic foods as compared to 26% of buyers aged 35-44 years and 12% of buyers aged 55+years.
- A 2018 research study conducted South Dakota State University found that about 88.7% of Millennials are aware of probiotics.
- The research study found that based on the perception of diet, at least 62% of millennials who perceive their diet to be healthy consider incorporating probiotics in their diets.
#4. Definition of Generations
- Millennials: According to the Pew Research Center, anyone born between 1981 and 1996 (ages 23 to 38 in 2019) is considered a Millennial.
- Generation Z: Anyone born between 1997 and 2012 (ages 7 to 22 in 2019) is considered as Generation Z.
- Generation X: Anyone born between 1965 and 1980 (ages 39-54 in 2019) is considered as Generation X.
- Baby Boomers: Anyone born between 1946 and 1965 (ages 55-73 in 2019) is considered as Baby Boomers.
- Silent Generation: Anyone born between 1928 and 1945 is considered as Silent Generation.
- According to the report by TransAmerica Center for Health Studies, 15% of Millennial men had the opinion that they cannot afford their routine health expenses.
- Millennials in the US have drastically changed their lifestyle to reach their fitness goals by working out more than four days per week.
- Older adults in the age group of 51 to 61 have a higher prevalence of six out of eight chronic conditions and 37% higher diabetes prevalence.
After a thorough research, the research team was unable to obtain any relevant information specific to the
statistics surrounding the health and the use of probiotics among Millennial men, and how that compares to other age groups.
We commenced our research by searching for survey reports on how Millennial men use probiotics as compared to other generations and what Millennial men think about health as compared to other generations. We searched for information through databases dedicated to publishing healthcare research information such as TransAmerica Center for Health Studies, and also on databases that publish information on health, nutrition, and food such as Food Insight among others. The idea behind this strategy was to see if any agencies have conducted research on these topics and have published information in their reports. This strategy did not work as there was no relevant information on the statistics of the health and the use of probiotics among Millennial men and its comparison with other age groups. The only relevant information that we were able to obtain using this strategy related to statistics of Millennials about health and use of probiotics, etc. Unfortunately, there were no statistics on comparison of Millennial men with other generation exclusively.
Next we decided to search for opinions, interviews, and statements by industry experts on health and food industry publications. We searched for relevant information on databases such as Food Navigator, Specialty Enzymes, and Health.com among others. The idea behind this strategy was to see if any industry experts have detailed any relevant insights and statistics on these topics. Unfortunately, this strategy was not fruitful. The only relevant information that we were able to obtain using this strategy related to Millennial health trends, interests of Millennials in probiotics, etc.
Next, we decided to check if probiotic manufacturing companies have published any reports or articles specific to probiotics customers. We searched for relevant information through the official websites of probiotic manufacturing companies such as Synlogic, Zbiotics, Ganeden Probiotics, etc. The idea behind this strategy was to look into their press releases, articles and reports to check if any of the probiotic manufacturing companies have mentioned any insights from their internal research, which otherwise won't be available in public domain; however, there was no such information published for Millennial men. We had thought that this strategy would work as companies publish statistics about customers, trends in the industry with statistics, etc.
As a last resort, we searched for relevant information on websites of health providers like CVS Health, Cardinal Health, etc. to see if they have published health stats on Millennial men. We scanned through their press releases, articles and reports to check if any of the health companies had published any insights regarding the subject under investigation. We had expected this strategy to work as health providers at times publish such statistics as they track of age and gender of people receiving health care.
Limitations of the Research
One of the probable reasons for the unavailability of such information could be that the research agencies that have researched such topics have conducted research on the entire Millennial generation and not exclusively for Millennial men.