QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18 Years or Older Who Took Medication To Help Fall or Stay Asleep Four or More Times in the Past Week, by Sex and Age Group

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During 2017–2018, 8.2% of adults aged 18 years or older took medication to help fall or stay asleep four or more times in the past week (6.6% for men and 9.7% for women).

Among men, the percentage who took medication for sleep four or more times in the past week increased with age from 3.8% among those aged 18–44 years to 10.7% among those aged 65 years or older.

Among women, the percentage increased from 5.8% for those aged 18–44 years to 12.7% among those aged 45–64 years and 13.2% among those aged 65 years older.

Across all age groups, the percentage was higher among women than men.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2017 and 2018. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/68/wr/mm6849a5.htm

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Page last reviewed: December 13, 2019
Page last updated: December 13, 2019