Prescription opioid analgesic use in U.S. adults by ethnicity and gender 2007-2012

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

by Statista Research Department, last edited Feb 1, 2015
Prescription opioid analgesic use in U.S. adults by ethnicity and gender 2007-2012 This statistic is based on a survey and describes 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 ethnicity and gender. During this period, 7.3 percent of non-Hispanic white 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.
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Percentage of U.S. adults using prescription opioid analgesics in the past 30 days beetween 2007 and 2012, by gender and ethnicity*

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MenWomen
Non-Hispanic white7.3%7.8%
Non-Hispanic black5.7%7.1%
Hispanic4.1%5.7%
MenWomen
Non-Hispanic white7.3%7.8%
Non-Hispanic black5.7%7.1%
Hispanic4.1%5.7%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Feb 1, 2015
This statistic is based on a survey and describes 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 ethnicity and gender. During this period, 7.3 percent of non-Hispanic white 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.
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