Table 3.

Use of OTC NSAIDs in the two study samples

General population sample (n =118)High-risk sample (n = 264)
OTC NSAID used, n (% of total sample)
Yes35 (30)33 (13)
No83 (70)231 (88)
Number of OTC NSAIDs used, n (% of OTC NSAID users)
124 (69)27 (82)
27 (20)5 (15)
>24 (11)1 (3)
Duration (days) of OTC NSAID use, n (% of OTC NSAID users)
1–727 (77)19 (58)
8–145 (14)7 (21)
15–211 (3)2 (6)
22–282 (6)2 (6)
Missing0 (0)3 (3)
Daily dosage, n (% of OTC NSAID users)
Within daily maximum31 (89)32 (97)
Exceeding daily maximum3 (9)1 (3)
Missing1 (3)0 (0)
  • NSAID = non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. OTC = over-the-counter.