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Opinion on having been prescribed a not really needed drug by gender 2017

This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted in the United States in February 2017, by gender. U.S. adults were asked if they had the impression that they were prescribed a drug that they did not need. In total, 4 percent of female and 7 percent of male respondents indicated that they felt they were always prescribed a drug that they did not need.

Percentage of U.S. adults who were under the impression they were prescribed a drug they did not really need as of 2017, by gender*

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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

Supplementary notes

* Original question: "Have you ever had the impression you were prescribed a drug you did not really need?"

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