U.S. population with 5 or more prescriptions within 30 days by age 1988-2016

This statistic shows the percentage of the U.S. population using five or more prescription drugs within the past month (30 days) in selected periods between 1988 and 2016, by age group. In the 2013-2016 period, almost 41 percent of the U.S. population aged 65 years and over had five or more drug prescriptions within 30 days.

Percentage of U.S. population with 5 or more prescriptions within past month in periods between 1988 and 2016, by age group*

Age groupUnder 18 years18-44 years45-64 years65 years and over
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Release date

October 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1988 to 2016

Supplementary notes

* No value means estimates are considered unreliable.
Values not included in the pdf version of the report were taken from the Health, United States, trend tables.

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