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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population's drug use

From: Drugs prescribed by general practitioners according to age, gender and socioeconomic status after adjustment for multimorbidity level

  Collected prescription drugs in the total population Collected prescription drugs in the total population issued by general practitioner
  Yes No Yes No
Variables N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
All 205827 (66) 108150 (34) 145126 (46) 168851 (54)
Gender     
Female 121682 (77) 37021 (23) 85102 (54) 73601 (46)
Male 84145 (54) 71129 (46) 60024 (39) 95250 (61)
Age     
20-39 51582 (52) 47857 (48) 25953 (74) 73486 (26)
40-59 65365 (60) 43338 (40) 44584 (41) 64119 (59)
60-79 64388 (81) 15414 (19) 52494 (34) 27308 (66)
80- 24492 (94) 1541 (6) 22095 (85) 3938 (15)
Multimorbidity level     
0 26822 (26) 75013 (74) 16657 (16) 85178 (84)
1 30364 (69) 13491 (31) 17594 (40) 26261 (60)
2 51674 (80) 12913 (20) 35401 (55) 29186 (45)
3 82988 (93) 6595 (7) 63432 (71) 26151 (29)
4 10775 (99) 126 (1) 9196 (84) 1705 (16)
5 3204 (99.6) 12 (0.4) 2846 (88) 370 (12)
Income level     
1 (low) 55260 (70) 23185 (30) 40986 (52) 37459 (48)
2 59030 (75) 19415 (25) 43876 (56) 34569 (44)
3 48816 (62) 29630 (38) 32426 (41) 46020 (59)
4 (high) 42720 (55) 35724 (45) 27837 (35) 50607 (65)
Educational level*     
1 (low) 15377 (73) 5732 (27) 12166 (58) 8943 (42)
2 16292 (62) 10003 (38) 11070 (42) 15225 (58)
3 74886 (60) 50695 (40) 48366 (39) 77215 (61)
4 (high) 45296 (56) 35001 (44) 26552 (33) 53745 (67)
  1. N - Number of observations.
  2. *Including individuals up to 70 years old.