Prescription opioid/marijuana access difficulty among U.S. cancer patients 2019

This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. adults with cancer that were using prescription opioids or medical marijuana and had difficulty accessing their prescriptions as of 2019. According to the data, among those using medical marijuana 56 percent had difficulty accessing their medical marijuana.

Percentage of U.S. adults with cancer that had difficulty accessing their prescription opioids or medical marijuana as of 2019

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Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

July 9 to August 10, 2019

Number of respondents

base: 4001

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

respondents that have used select treatments for cancer symptom management

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "You indicated that you have used the method(s) below to manage your cancer-related pain, nausea, or other symptoms in the past 12 months. Have you ever had difficulty accessing them?"

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