Share of prescribed opioid users for select pain types between 2006-2015

This statistic displays the distribution of adults in the U.S. who were prescribed opioids for select types of pain between 2006 and 2015. In total, 30 percent of people that received opioid prescriptions were treated for joint pain, compared to just 2.33 percent of patients that were treated for head pain.

Distribution of adults in the U.S. who were prescribed opioids for select types of pain between 2006 to 2015

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Release date

March 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

2006 to 2015

Number of respondents

1,294,247 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

Figures include those who had at least one opioid prescription during June 1, 2006–September 1, 2015, and ≥6 months of continuous enrollment without an opioid prescription before their first opioid prescription.

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