QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults† Who Were Prescribed Medication by a Doctor or Other Health Care Professional During the Past 12 Months,§ by Poverty Status¶ — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2014**
Weekly / February 19, 2016 / 65(6);165
* Percentages shown with 95% confidence intervals as error bars.
† Aged ≥18 years.
§ Based on the response of “yes” to the survey question, “During the past 12 months, were you prescribed medication by a doctor or other health professional?”
¶ Poverty status is based on family income and family size using the annually updated U.S. Census Bureau poverty thresholds. Family income was imputed when missing.
** Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population and are derived from the National Health Interview Survey sample adult component.
In 2014, the percentage of adults who were prescribed medication by a doctor or other health care professional during the past 12 months increased as income increased. Among adults aged ≥18 years, 57% of those with family incomes <100% of the federal poverty threshold were prescribed medication in the past 12 months, compared with 60.7% of those with incomes 100%–200% of the federal poverty threshold and 63.5% of those with incomes ≥200% of the federal poverty threshold.
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2014 data (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm).
Reported by: Lindsey I. Black, MPH, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4548; Patricia Barnes, MA.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Who Were Prescribed Medication by a Doctor or Other Health Care Professional During the Past 12 Months, by Poverty Status — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2014. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65:165. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6506a6.
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