U.S. adults who took prescribed opioids by age group 2017

Percentage of U.S. adults who consumed prescribed opioids as of 2017, by age group*

U.S. adults who took prescribed opioids by age group 2017 This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted in the United States in February 2017. U.S. adults who had taken opioids in the last two years were asked if the opioids they took were prescribed or not, by age group. Almost a 100 percent of respondents aged 60 and above stated that the opioids they had consumed in the last two years were prescribed .
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Percentage of U.S. adults who consumed prescribed opioids as of 2017, by age group*

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18 to 29 years 30 to 44 years 45 to 59 years 60 years and older
Yes84%88%95%100%
No16%11%5%0%
prefer not to answer0%1%0%0%
18 to 29 years 30 to 44 years 45 to 59 years 60 years and older
Yes84%88%95%100%
No16%11%5%0%
prefer not to answer0%1%0%0%
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This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted in the United States in February 2017. U.S. adults who had taken opioids in the last two years were asked if the opioids they took were prescribed or not, by age group. Almost a 100 percent of respondents aged 60 and above stated that the opioids they had consumed in the last two years were prescribed .
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