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Titolo:
Use of antacids in a general population: The impact of health-related variables, lifestyle and sociodemographic characteristics
Autore:
Furu, K; Straume, B;
Indirizzi:
Univo,slo, Res Ctr Epidemiol, Inst Gen Practice & Community Med, N-0317 Osl Univ Oslo Oslo Norway N-0317 st Gen Practice & Community Med, N-0317 Osl Univ Tromso, Dept Epidemiol & Med Stat, Inst Community Med, Tromso, NorwayUniv Tromso Tromso Norway Med Stat, Inst Community Med, Tromso, Norway
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
fascicolo: 6, volume: 52, anno: 1999,
pagine: 509 - 516
SICI:
0895-4356(199906)52:6<509:UOAIAG>2.0.ZU;2-8
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
LEGAL DRUG-USE; CARE UTILIZATION; DYSPEPSIA; ULCER; ASSOCIATION; PREVALENCE; ENGLAND;
Keywords:
antacid use; dyspeptic symptoms; general population; pharmacoepidemiology; lifestyle;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
33
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Furu, K UnivN-0317 Res Ctr Epidemiol, Inst Gen Practice & Community Med, POB 1130, Univ Oslo POB 1130 Oslo Norway N-0317 & Community Med, POB 1130,
Citazione:
K. Furu e B. Straume, "Use of antacids in a general population: The impact of health-related variables, lifestyle and sociodemographic characteristics", J CLIN EPID, 52(6), 1999, pp. 509-516

Abstract

Self-medication with antacids is very common in patients with less severe forms of dyspepsia, but we know very little about the users of antacids andtheir incentive to take them. The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between self-reported use of antacids and health-related variables, lifestyle, and sociodemographic characteristics in order to characterizethe use of antacids in a general population. The use of antacids was assessed by a questionnaire answered by men and women aged 20-62 years (n = 15,986; response rate 75.9%). Logistic regression analysis was used to quantifythe relationships between the use of antacids and health-related variables, lifestyle, and sociodemographic characteristics. Approximately 10% of thepopulation had used antacids during the preceding 14 days. There was no overall gender difference. Among those who had no dyspeptic symptoms, 1.5% reported use of antacids, whereas among those who had all three dyspeptic symptoms (heartburn, epigastric pain, peptic ulcer), 46.5% had used antacids. Heartburn was the most important predictor for antacid use in both men (odds ratio [OR] = 8.57 [6.65-11.04]) and women (OR = 9.35 [7.16-12.22]) followed by self-reported epigastric pain and peptic ulcer (both: OR = similar to2). The importance of these self-reported health conditions remained unchanged after adjusting for lifestyle and sociodemographic variables. There were fewer antacid users among unmarried women than married women, and coffee-drinking was inversely associated with antacid use. These findings were consistent in both bivariate and multivariate analysis. The present study provides population-based information showing that self-medication with antacids in Norway appeared to be appropriate. Because dyspeptic symptoms play a major role in the consumption of antacids, this study shows the importance of including information about specific clinical variables in the analysis;and interpretation of patterns of drug use. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Inc.

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