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U.S. population with 5 or more prescriptions within 30 days by age 1988-2014

Percentage of U.S. population with 5 or more prescriptions within past month in periods between 1988 and 2014, by age group*

U.S. population with 5 or more prescriptions within 30 days by age 1988-2014 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 2014, by age group. In the 1999-2002 period, some 27 percent of the U.S. population aged 65 years and over had five or more drug prescriptions within 30 days.
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Percentage of U.S. population with 5 or more prescriptions within past month in periods between 1988 and 2014, by age group*

Age groupUnder 18 years18-44 years45-64 years65 years and over
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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 2014, by age group. In the 1999-2002 period, some 27 percent of the U.S. population aged 65 years and over had five or more drug prescriptions within 30 days.
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