Rate of opioid use disorder in insured US persons by dosage and duration 2015

This statistic shows the rate of diagnosed opioid use disorder in commercially-insured U.S. persons in 2015, by prescription dosage and duration. Among those with a prescribed high dosage and a duration of 45 to 90 days, the rate of diagnosed opioid use disorder was 216.6 per 1,000 members.

Rate of diagnosed opioid use disorder in commercially-insured U.S. persons in 2015, by prescription dosage and duration (per 1,000 members)*

Duration in daysHigh DosageLow Dosage
0-392.2
4-720.71.8
8-14103.32.9
15-30211.56.6
31-44185.512.8
45-90216.616.5
90-365209.225.3
365+143.830.6
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Sources

Release date

June 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

2010 to 2016

Number of respondents

base: over 30 million

Age group

under age 65 years

Special properties

BCBS commercially-insured members

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Rates denote opioid use disorder per 1,000 members within each dose/duration category. The same individual with different prescription regimens can be assigned to multiple categories. Future analysis will look at opioid use disorder rates for members using only their highest dose/duration prescription.

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