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Table 2 Odds ratios of having prescription drugs in the population issued in primary health care

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

Variables OR (CI 95%) p-value OR (CI 95%)* p-value
Gender     
Females 1   1  
Males 0.66 (0.64-0.69) <0.001 0.63 (0.60-0.66) <0.001
Age     
20-39 1   1  
40-59 1.76 (1.72-1.79) <0.001 1.71 (1.68-1.75) <0.001
60-79 2.56 (2.49-2.62) <0.001 2.33 (2.27-2.39) <0.001
80- 3.37 (3.22-3.52) <0.001   
Multimorbdity level     
RUB 0 (low) 1   1  
RUB 1 2.38 (2.32-2.44) <0.001 2.48 (2.42-2.54) <0.001
RUB 2 2.86 (2.79-2.93) <0.001 2.95 (2.88-3.02) <0.001
RUB 3 3.30 (3.21-3.39) <0.001 3.39 (3.30-3.48) <0.001
RUB 4 3.75 (3.63-3.87) <0.001 3.86 (3.75-3.97) <0.001
RUB 5 (high) 3.88 (3.73-4.04) <0.001 4.01 (3.79-4.22) <0.001
Income     
1 (low) 1   -  
2 1.10 (1.07-1.13) <0.001 -  
3 0.98 (0.95-1.02) 0.375 -  
4 (high) 0.86 (0.81-0.91) <0.001 -  
Education     
1 (low) -   1  
2 -   0.85 (0.81-0.89) <0.001
3 -   0.77 (0.73-0.81) <0.001
4 (high) -   0.61 (0.54-0.67) <0.001
  1. *Including individuals up to 70 years old.