U.S. population with 3 or more prescriptions within 30 days by gender 1988-2014

This statistic shows the percentage of the U.S. population using three or more drug prescriptions within the past month (30 days) in selected time intervals between 1988 and 2014, by gender. In the 1999-2002 period, some 20.4 percent of the female U.S. population had three or more drug prescriptions within 30 days.
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Percentage of U.S. population with three or more prescriptions within past month in periods between 1988 and 2014, by gender*
MaleFemale
1988-19949.4%13.9%
1999-200214.8%20.4%
2001-200417.3%22.8%
2003-200618%23.8%
2005-200818.3%23.2%
2007-201019.1%22.5%
2009-201219.1%22%
2011-201419.7%23.2%
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