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Table 5 Frequencies of individuals with prescription on paracetamol, acetylsalicylic acid or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs) among those reporting use of the same over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics during 4, 6 and 8 weeks prior to study start

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

  Self-reported use, N Self-reported use + drug dispensed during 4 weeks prior to study start, N (%) Self-reported use + drug dispensed during 6 weeks prior to study start, N (%) Self-reported use + drug dispensed during 8 weeks prior to study start, N (%)
Paracetamol 15,093 440 (2.9) 629 (4.2) 777 (5.1)
Acetylsalicylic acid 3,008 0 (0) 1 (0.03) 1 (0.03)
NSAIDs 6,978 196 (2.8) 278 (4.0) 366 (5.2)