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Table 5 Medication of the study sample (n = 1021) separated by gender

From: Osteoarthritis: quality of life, comorbidities, medication and health service utilization assessed in a large sample of primary care patients

  Pain relievers Homeopathics SYSADOA (OTC)** SYSADOA (prescription) Muscle relaxant
  NSAID Opiats others Paracetamol     
  Unselective COX-inhibitors* COX-2 WHO II WHO III       
Male (347) 120 (34.6%) 8 (2.3%) 18 (5.2%) 4 (%1.15)* 7 (2.0%) 2 (0.6%) 20 (2.0%) 34 (9.8%) 9 (2.6%) 8 (2.3%)
Female (674) 276 (40.1%) 18 (2.7%) 32 (4.8%) 14 (2.0%)* 14 (2.0%)* 8 (1.2%)* 49 (2.5%) 78 (11.6%) 18 (2.7%) 14 (2.1%)
38.7% 2.6% 4.9% 1.8% 2.1% 1.0% 6.8% 10.7% 2.64 2.2
  1. * p < 0.05; **p < 0.01 in Chi-square-test