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OPIOIDYR
Used prescription opioids during the past 12 months

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Description

For sample adults who reported taking a prescription medication in the past 12 months (PREMEDYR), OPIOIDYR reports whether the sample person took any opioid pain relievers prescribed by a doctor, dentist, or other health professional in the past 12 months.

During the interview, the interviewer instructed the sample person to not include "over-the-counter pain relievers such as aspirin, Tylenol, Advil, or Aleve" when answering questions about their use of prescribed opioids. If the sample person was unsure if a prescription medicine they were taking was an opioid, the interviewer could look up the name of the drug to determine if it is considered an opioid.

Related Variables 

OPIOIDYR is part of a group of questions asked of sample adults about legal, prescription opioid use. The purpose of these questions is to monitor the opioid epidemic. Other variables related to opioid use are:

  • Used prescription opioids during the past 3 months (OPIOID3MO)
  • Used prescription opioids for acute pain during the past 3 months (OPIOIDAPAIN)
  • Used prescription opioids for chronic pain during the past 3 months (OPIOIDCPAIN)
  • How often used prescription opioids during the past 3 months (OPIOIDFREQ)

Comparability

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Universe

  • 2019: Sample adults age 18+ who reported taking a prescription medication in the past 12 months.

Availability

  • 2019

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