Share of adults taking one or more prescribed medicines in England 2013, by illness

Proportion of individuals taking one or more prescribed medicines in England in 2013, by gender and longstanding illness

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Release date

December 2014

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

January to December 2013

Number of respondents

11,633*

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Weighted bases: n (men) = 5,658; n (women) = 5,975.
Prescribed medicines exclude smoking cessation products and contraceptives.
Longstanding illness is any physical or mental health condition or illness lasting or expected to last 12 months or more. A limiting longstanding illness is one that reduces a person's ability to carry out day-to-day activities.
This statistic is using original data from the Health and Social Care Information Centre and includes copyright material from © Crown, licensed under the Open Government License v3.0

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