Understanding of medication and adherence by Canadian adults in 2018

This statistic depicts the percentage of Canadian adults that understand select aspects of their medication as of 2018. According to the survey, 90 percent of respondents indicated that they knew when and how to take their medication(s).

Percentage of Canadian adults that understand select aspects of taking medication as of 2018

Understand very wellUnderstand a little bitDo not understand
When and how to take medicine90%9%1%
Ther reasons why medication(s) were prescribed86%12%2%
What medication(s) are supposed to do77%19%4%
Potential side effects67%29%7%
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Sources

Release date

August 2018

Region

Canada

Survey time period

April to May, 2018

Number of respondents

583 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

respondents that took medication on a regular basis

Method of interview

Online survey

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