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Table 2 Categorisation of 113 advertisements by class(es) of the antihypertensive drug(s) promoted

From: Do advertisements for antihypertensive drugs in Australia promote quality prescribing? A cross-sectional study

Drug Class Advertisements which advertised drug from this drug class N (%*) Advertisements mentioning this drug class, or member of class, in main body text of advertisement N (%*) Advertisements mentioning this drug class, or member of class, in entire advertisement, including fine print N (%*)
Thiazide diuretics 55 (48.7%) 64 (56.6%) 85 (75.2%)
Beta-blockers 0 (0%) 9 (8.0%) 16 (14.2%)
ACE inhibitors 44 (38.9%) 49 (43.4%) 53 (46.9%)
Angiotensin receptor blockers 29 (25.7%) 31 (27.4%) 31 (27.4%)
Calcium antagonists 26 (23.0%) 26 (23.0%) 26 (23.0%)
  1. * The numerator for the percentages is the 113 advertisements included in the study. Percentages add to more than 100% because many advertisements mentioned more than one drug class.