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Used prescription medication, past 12 months

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For sample adults and sample children, PREMEDYR reports whether the respondent used prescription medications in the past 12 months. In 2002, PREMEDYR was only asked of sample adults.


Aside from universe changes, substantial questionnaire changes introduced in 2019 may affect comparability with earlier years. The NHIS questionnaire was substantially redesigned in 2019 to introduce a different data collection structure and new content. For more information on changes in terminology, universes, and data collection methods beginning in 2019, please see the user note.


  • 2002: Sample adults age 18+.
  • 2019-2022: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children ages 0-17.


  • 2002, 2019-2022