Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
0.74 percent (2017)

Target:
0.62 percent

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
0.74 percent of persons aged 12 years and over reported prescription pain reliever misuse initiation in the past 12 months in 2017

Reduce the proportion of prescription pain reliever misuse initiation in the past year

Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance

Summary

Misuse of prescription opioids can cause opioid use disorder and overdose deaths. Improving opioid prescribing practices and increasing safe disposal of unused opioids can help prevent people from initiating prescription opioid misuse.