Percentage of total U.S. population with 5 or more prescriptions within past month in periods between 1988 and 2016*
Total U.S. population with 5 or more prescriptions within 30 days 1988-2016
This statistic shows the percentage of the total U.S. population using five or more prescription drugs within the past month (30 days) in selected time intervals between 1988 and 2016. In the 2013-2016 period, more than 11 percent of the U.S. population had five or more prescriptions within 30 days.
Percentage of total U.S. population with 5 or more prescriptions within past month in periods between 1988 and 2016*
Percentage of total population
1988-19944%
1999-20027.5%
2001-20049.2%
2003-200610%
2005-200810.2%
2007-201010.1%
2009-201210.1%
2011-201410.9%
2013-201611.2%
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Sources

Release date

October 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1988 to 2016

Supplementary notes

* Both sexes, age-adjusted.
Values not included in the pdf version of the report were taken from the Health, United States, trend tables.

Total U.S. population with 5 or more prescriptions within 30 days 1988-2016
This statistic shows the percentage of the total U.S. population using five or more prescription drugs within the past month (30 days) in selected time intervals between 1988 and 2016. In the 2013-2016 period, more than 11 percent of the U.S. population had five or more prescriptions within 30 days.
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