Prescription Drugs

Prescription Drugs

National Center for Health Statistics Pain Medication Use Among Adults, 2015–2018 10.7% of U.S. adults used one or more prescription pain medications in the past 30 days SOURCE: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2015–2018. For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db369.htm. Logo of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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Keywords: analgesic, drug, opioid, NHANES

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Prescription Drug Use Increases With Age, Children Ages 0–11 18%, Adolescents Ages 12–19 27%, Adults Ages 20–59 47%, Older Adults Ages 60 and over 85%, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2015–2016. Logo of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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Keywordsmedication, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)

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