U.S. adults and their impression of being prescribed not needed drug 2017

This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted in the United States in February 2017. U.S. adults were asked if they ever had the impression of being prescribed a drug they did not really need. In total, 34 percent of respondents stated that this happened rarely.

Have you ever had the impression you were prescribed a drug you did not really need?

TotalFemaleMale
Always5%4%7%
Often7%6%7%
Regularly7%6%7%
Rarely34%36%32%
Never41%40%42%
Don’t know6%8%4%
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Source

Release date

February 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

February 6 to 8, 2017

Number of respondents

1,029 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

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