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QuickStats: Percentage of Children Having a Problem for Which Prescription Medication Has Been Taken Regularly for ≥3 Months, by Age Group and Sex — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2017
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    MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep
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    In 2017, the percentage of children who had a problem for which prescription medication had been taken regularly for ≥3 months increased with increasing age. Among boys the percentage ranged from approximately 8% of those aged 0–4 years to nearly 19% of those aged 12–17. Among girls the percentage ranged from approximately 5% of those aged 0–4 years to 16% of those aged 12–17. Overall, boys were more likely than girls to have had a problem for which prescription medication had been taken regularly for ≥3 months.

    Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2017 data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.

    Reported by: Lindsey I. Black, MPH, Patricia Barnes, MA.

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  • Pubmed ID:
    30408022
  • Pubmed Central ID:
    PMC6223959
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