U.S. adults using strategies to lower prescription drug costs by age 2013

Percentage of U.S. adults using selected strategies to reduce prescription drug costs in 2013, by age group*

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Release date

January 2015


United States

Survey time period


Number of respondents

35,000 households

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

* In the last 12 months.
"Did not take medication as prescribed" is a composite measure that includes adults who "skipped medication doses", "took less medicine", or "delayed filling a prescription". A person may use more than one strategy to reduce prescription drug costs.

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