A look at Americans' prescription drug use in past month

(NBC) - A new report from the Centers for Disease Control looked at survey data from 2015 to 2016 in an effort to evaluate the average amount of monthly prescription drug use by Americans'.

It showed nearly 46 percent of Americans had used prescription drugs in the past month.

The most commonly used drugs were asthma and ADHD medications for kids and teens. Antidepressants for young adults, and cholesterol-lowering drugs for seniors.

Females, the elderly and white people were the most likely to take prescription drugs.