One or more prescribed medicines in England 2013, by gender and age

This statistic displays the proportion of individuals who take one or more prescription medicines in England in 2013, by gender and age. In this year, 91 percent of men and 92 percent of women aged 75 to 84 years old took at least one prescription medication in the last week.

Proportion of individuals taking one or more prescribed medicines in the week prior to survey in England in 2013, by gender and age

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Source

Release date

December 2014

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2013

Number of respondents

11,639*

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

with a nurse visit

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Weighted bases: n (men) = 5,661; n (women) = 5,978.
Prescribed medicines exclude smoking cessation products and contraceptives.

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