Point for usage of fever medicine in the U.S. by gender 2015

This survey shows the point at which fever reducers are used among U.S. adults during the flu season as of 2015, sorted by gender. Around 20 percent of respondents, including 19 percent male and 21 percent female respondents, stated that they use fever reducers in case of any temperature which is above the normal.

Point at which U.S. adults mostly use fever reducers during flu season as of 2015, by gender

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Release date

December 2015


United States

Survey time period

October 14 to 19, 2015

Number of respondents

2,225 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Which of the following most closely describes the point at which you use fever reducers (e.g., aspirin, ibuprofen,acetaminophen) when experiencing the flu or flu-like symptoms?"

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