Codes and Frequencies
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.
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)
- 2019-2020: Sample adults age 18+ who reported taking a prescription medication in the past 12 months.
- 2019-2020 : SAMPWEIGHT