TABLE 3

Percentage of Visits During Which a Controlled Medication Was Prescribed

Adolescents, Ages 15–19 yYoung Adults, Ages 20–29 y
1994–19962005–2007P1994–19962005–2007P
All6.210.6<.0018.315.9<.001
Site of care
    Ambulatory office4.68.1<.0016.211.7<.001
    Emergency department13.523.9<.00118.734.3<.001
Injurya
    Injury related8.414.5<.00112.127.0<.001
    Non–injury related5.29.6<.0017.013.8<.001
Gender
    Female4.99.7<.0017.314.1<.001
    Male8.011.9.00210.720.1<.001
  • a Injury includes traumatic injuries, poisonings, or adverse effects of medical treatment.