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US adults that trust their doctor in prescribing appropriate drugs, by age

This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted in the United States in February 2017, by age. U.S. adults were asked if statements regarding trustworthiness of doctors in prescribing prescriptions appropriately applied to them. In total, 43 percent of respondents between the ages of 18 and 29 stated that they ask their doctor to inform them thoroughly about the drug and possible adverse effects, while about 48 percent of those between the ages of 30 and 45 years ask the same of their doctor.

Statements regarding trustworthiness among U.S. adults after receiving a prescribed drug as of 2017, by age*

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Release date

February 2017


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: "Which of these statements apply to you when receiving a prescription?" (multiple pick)

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