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U.S. adults using prescription opioid analgesics in past month by characteristic 2012

This statistic is based on a survey and displays the percentage of U.S. adults aged 20 years and over that used prescription opioid analgesics in the past 30 days between 2007 and 2012, by selected characteristics (age, gender, and ethnicity). During this period, 6.3 percent of male adults had used opioid analgesics within the last 30 days. These medications are used as pain treatments after surgery, injury, or certain health conditions such as cancer. Dependence and deaths related to this drug have become a problem in the country as sales and deaths increase.

Percentage of U.S. adults using prescription opioid analgesics in the past 30 days beetween 2007 and 2012, by characteristics*

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Source

Release date

February 2015

Region

United States

Survey time period

2007 to 2012

Number of respondents

Base: 5,000

Age group

20 years and older

Supplementary notes

* Prescription opioid analgesic use in the past 30 days among adults aged 20 and over, by age, sex, and race and Hispanic origin.

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