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Table 2 Self-reported use of over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics at least once a week during the last month according to type of drug

From: Prevalence of use of non-prescription analgesics in the Norwegian HUNT3 population: Impact of gender, age, exercise and prescription of opioids

  Paracetamol Acetylsalicylic acid Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs)
Responders, N 39,392 37,175 37,41
  Women 22,024 20,491 20,775
  Men 17,368 16,684 16,635
Users, N (%) 15,093 (38.3) 3,008 (8.1) 6,978 (18.7)
  Women, N (%) 9,699 (44.0) 1,398 (6.8) 4,749 (22.9)
  Men, N (%) 5,394 (31.1) 1,610 (9.6) 2,229 (13.4)
Daily users*, N (%) 1,598 (10.6) 376 (12.5) 746 (10.7)
  Women*, N (%) 1,203 (12.4) 246 (17.6) 560 (11.8)
  Men*, N (%) 395 (7.3) 130 (8.1) 186 (8.3)
Age years, N (%)    
  19-39 3,084 (39.7) 78 (1.0) 1,851 (24.0)
  40-59 6,797 (40.1) 653 (4.1) 3,552 (21.6)
  60-79 4,529 (35.0) 1,840 (15.4) 1,455 (12.3)
  80+ 683 (39.8) 437 (27.9) 120 (4.9)
  1. Daily use is related to pain in muscles/joints and /or headache.
  2. *% of users.