Average number of prescriptions filled by Canadians 2018, by age

This statistic depicts the average number of prescriptions filled yearly by Canadians who were prescribed medications as of 2018, by age. According to the source, those 65 years and older filled approximately 8.3 prescriptions per year. Comparatively those aged 18-24 years only filled 5.4 prescriptions per year.

Average number of prescriptions filled by Canadians who were prescribed a medication as of 2018, by age group

Average number of prescriptions
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Release date

December 2018



Survey time period

February to March 2018

Number of respondents

1,018 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Canadians that have been prescribed a medication in the past two years

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "In the last year, about how many times have you filled a prescription?"

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