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OPIOIDAPAIN
Used prescription opioids for acute pain during the past 3 months

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Description

For sample adults who reported taking a prescription medication in the past 12 months and also have taken any opioids prescribed by a doctor in the past 3 months (OPIOID3MO), OPIOIDAPAIN reports whether the sample person took a prescription opioid in the past 3 months to treat short-term or acute pain. Examples of short-term or acute pain include pain due to a broken bone or muscle sprain, pain from dental work, or pain following surgery.

For more information on variables related to prescription opioid use, please see OPIOIDYR.

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Universe

  • 2019: Sample adults age 18+ who reported taking any prescription medication in the past 12 months and who have also taken any opioids prescribed by a doctor in the past 3 months.

Availability

  • 2019

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