Nearly One in Two Americans Takes Prescription Drugs: Survey

About 46 percent of the U.S. population used one or more prescription drugs in the past 30 days, according to a survey from the National Center for Health Statistics.

Drug Type by:

Age Age group (0-11 years)
Penicillin (infections) 2.7%
CNS stimulants (attention deficit disorder) 3.5%
Bronchodilators (asthma) 4.3%

Age group (12–19 years)
Oral contraceptives (birth control, regulate menstruation) 3.7% Bronchodilators (asthma) 3.7%
CNS stimulants (attention deficit disorder) 6.2%

Age group (20–59 years)
Lipid-lowering drugs (high cholesterol) 7.5%
Analgesics (pain) 8.3%
Antidepressants 11.4%

Age group (60 and over)
Anti-diabetic drugs 22.6%
Beta-blockers (high blood pressure, heart disease) 24.8%
Lipid-lowering drugs (high cholesterol) 46.3%

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