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How often do adults get the common cold and who is most at risk?

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Adults average about two to four colds a year, although the range varies widely. Women, especially those aged 20 to 30 years, have more colds than men, possibly because of their closer contact with children. On average, people older than age 60 have fewer than one cold a year.

SOURCES: CDC. 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 5, 2020

SOURCES: CDC. 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 5, 2020

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