Share of adults taking three or more prescribed medicines per week in England, by age

This statistic displays the proportion of individuals who take three or more prescription medicines in England in 2013, by gender and age. In this year, 73 percent of men and 80 percent of women aged 85 years old and over took at least three prescription medicines in the last week.

Proportion of individuals taking three or more prescribed medicines in the week in England in 2013, by gender and age

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Source

Release date

December 2014

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

January to December 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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