Share of adults taking no prescribed medicines in England 2013, by social care

This statistic displays the proportion of individuals who do not take any prescription medicines in England in 2013, by gender and by need for and receipt of social care. In this year, 18 percent of men and 16 percent of women who had no need for social care did not take any prescribed medicine in the last week.

Proportion of individuals who do not take any prescribed medicines in England 2013, by gender and 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

16 years and older

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 years and over as questions about need for and receipt of social care were not asked of younger people.

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