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Share of adults take one or more prescribed medicines in England 2013, by social care

This statistic displays the proportion of individuals who take one or more prescription medicines in England in 2013, by gender and by need for and receipt of social care within the last month. In this year, 96 percent of men and 98 percent of women who were in receipt of social care took at least one prescribed medicine in the last week.

Proportion of individuals taking one or more prescribed medicines in England in 2013, by gender and need for social care

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Source

Release date

December 2014

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

January to December 2013

Number of respondents

3,217*

Age group

65 years and older

Special properties

Aged 65 and over with a nurse visit

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Weighted bases: n (men) =1,462; n (women) = 1,755.
Prescribed medicines exclude smoking cessation products and contraceptives.
Limited to people aged 65 and over as questions about need for and receipt of social care were not asked of younger people.

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