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Prescribed medication by doctor/health professional in the past 12 months

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For sample persons aged 18 and older, PRESMED12MO reports whether the sample person was prescribed medication by a doctor or other health professional in the past 12 months.

This variable is part of the Health Care Access and Utilization supplement, which provides information on access to health care, utilization services, and health care contacts. For related variables and more information about this supplement, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


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  • 2013; 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018: Sample adults 18+


  • 2013-2018