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

This statistic displays the share of adults in the United States who used select strategies to reduce prescription drug costs within the last 12 months, as of 2013, by age group. During that year, 16.9 percent of adults 65 years of age and over asked the doctor for a lower-cost medication.

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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