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Table 3 Self-reported use of over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics at least once a week during the last month among men and women stratified on chronic pain status

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)
Chronic pain    
Responders, N 11,548 10,452 10,619
  Women 7,121 6,337 6,515
  Men 4,427 4,115 4,104
Users, N 6,294 1,216 2,985
  Women, N (%)* 4,322 (60.7) 638 (10.1) 2,143 (32.9)
  Men, N (%)** 1,972 (44.5) 578 (14.0) 842 (20.5)
No chronic pain    
Responders, N 24,788 23,898 23,984
  Women 13,001 12,430 12,535
  Men 11,787 11,468 11,449
Users, N 7,768 1,489 3,591
  Women, N (%)* 4,666 (35.9) 587 (4.7) 2,313 (18.5)
  Men, N (%)** 3,102 (26.3) 902 (7.9) 1,278 (11.2)
  1. *% of women.
  2. **% of men.