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

Opinion on having been prescribed a not really needed drug by ethnicity 2017 This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted in the United States in February 2017, by ethnicity. U.S. adults were asked if they had the impression that they were prescribed a drug that they did not need. In total, 6 percent of Black or African American respondents indicated that they had the impression they were prescribed a drug that they did not need, while 10 percent of Hispanic American or Latino respondents indicated the same.
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Black or African AmericanHispanic American or LatinoWhite/ CaucasianOtherWould rather not say
Always6%10%5%3%6%
Often8%13%7%0%0%
Regularly3%11%6%13%11%
Rarely20%30%36%36%11%
Never53%32%40%44%39%
Don't know11%4%5%3%33%
Black or African AmericanHispanic American or LatinoWhite/ CaucasianOtherWould rather not say
Always6%10%5%3%6%
Often8%13%7%0%0%
Regularly3%11%6%13%11%
Rarely20%30%36%36%11%
Never53%32%40%44%39%
Don't know11%4%5%3%33%
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This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted in the United States in February 2017, by ethnicity. U.S. adults were asked if they had the impression that they were prescribed a drug that they did not need. In total, 6 percent of Black or African American respondents indicated that they had the impression they were prescribed a drug that they did not need, while 10 percent of Hispanic American or Latino respondents indicated the same.
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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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