Number of persons misusing select Rx drug types in U.S. 2017, by age

This statistic depicts the number of self-reported misuse of prescribed pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives in the U.S. in 2017, by age group. The number of persons who reported a misuse of Rx tranquilizers in the previous month among people aged between 40 to 44 years stood at some 90 thousand.

Number of self-reported misuse of prescribed pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives in the U.S. in 2017, by age group (in 1,000 individuals)*

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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 past month.

** Fewer than 500 for age group 65+.

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