CDC: 9 Million Americans Use Prescription Sleeping Pills


Sep 03, 2013

Nearly 9 million U.S. adults resort to prescription sleeping pills according to the first government study of its kind.

The CDC study results confirm some patterns that doctors have been observing for a while. They include:

• Women are more likely than men to take sleeping pills, 5 percent versus 3 percent.
• More whites take pills - nearly 5 percent, compared to 2.5 percent of blacks and 2 percent of Hispanics.
• Prescription use increases with age, to 7 percent of those 80 and older.
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