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QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Aged ≥45 Years Who Reduced or Delayed Medication to Save Money† in the Past 12 Months Among Those Who Were Prescribed Medication, by Diagnosed Diabetes Status and Age§ — National Health Interview Survey, 2015
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    MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep
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    In 2015, among adults aged 45-64 years who were prescribed any medication, those with diabetes were more likely than those without diabetes to have reduced or delayed medication (18.8% compared with 9.6%) to save money in the past 12 months, with measures that included skipping medication doses (13.2% compared with 6.4%), taking less medication (14.4% compared with 6.9%), and delaying filling a prescription (16.3% compared with 7.9%). Among adults ≥65, those with diabetes were more likely than those without diabetes to reduce or delay medication (6.8% compared with 4.7%) and to have used each of the specific cost-saving measures. Regardless of diabetes status, among adults who were prescribed medication, those aged 45-64 years were more likely than those aged ≥65 years to reduce or delay taking medication to save money.
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