Prevalence of misuse of select Rx drug types in past month U.S. 2017, by gender

This statistic depicts the rate of self-reported misuse of prescribed pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives in the U.S. in 2017, by gender. The rate of prescription tranquilizer misuse amongst males in the preceding month stood at 0.7 and amongst females at 0.6 per 100 persons.

Rate of self-reported misuse of prescribed pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives in the U.S. in 2017, by gender (per 100 persons)*

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Sources

Release date

November 2019

Region

North America, United States

Survey time period

2017

Age group

12 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Misuse in the last month.
NSDUH presents these as prevalence estimates in the form of percentages, rounded to the nearest tenth of a percent.

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