1. Despite a fantastic 47% increase in awareness of sepsis (from 45% to 66%) over the last year, a shocking 1 in 3 Britons still haven’t even heard of it. 
  2. Nearly half of those polled (45%) could not offer any opinion on what sepsis is- though this has improved from 62% last year 
  3. 18-24 year olds were the least aware, with only 44% having heard of sepsis compared with 75% of over-65s
  4. Of those who have heard of sepsis, it’s worrying that 25% don’t believe it to be a medical emergency..

 

Source: YouGov poll commissioned by UKST Sept 2016. n=1,687

by Paula

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