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Rate of prescription opioid abuse in the United States from 2011 to 2015, by pain-related condition

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Rate of opioid abuse in the U.S. 2011-2015, by pain-related condition This statistic shows the rate of opioid abuse in the United States from 2011 to 2015, by pain-related condition. It was found that those suffering from joint pain were more likely to abuse prescription opioids compared to other pain-related conditions, with an abuse rate of about 14.6 percent.
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This statistic shows the rate of opioid abuse in the United States from 2011 to 2015, by pain-related condition. It was found that those suffering from joint pain were more likely to abuse prescription opioids compared to other pain-related conditions, with an abuse rate of about 14.6 percent.
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Release date
April 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
2011 to 2015
Supplementary notes
Note: The abuse rate is defined as the share of prescription holders that abuse.
For the purposes of this analysis, opioid abuse was defined as meeting the following two conditions: 1. Receiving greater than a cumulative 90-day supply of opioids; AND 2. Receiving an opioid prescription from four or more providers over the five-year period between 2011 and 2015.

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