Infectious diseases sufferers using medication by country 2019

This statistic describes the medication usage among patients who self-reported having an infectious disease as of 2019, by selected country. As of that year, 13 percent of the adult population who self-reported having an infectious disease in China used prescription medication.

Medication usage among patients with infectious diseases in selected countries as of 2019*

BrazilChinaEU-5JapanRussiaUnited States
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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period

as of 2019

Number of respondents

249,008 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

Percentages may not equal 100% due to rounding.
* Among those who had a self-reported infectious disease.
** Products purchased without a prescription were not captured for Infectious Diseases.

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