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Table 3 Descriptives of Anticholinergic Medication Use Prevalence at Baseline and Year 3

From: Anticholinergic medication use and falls in postmenopausal women: findings from the women’s health initiative cohort study

  Baseline Year 3
  N % N %
Any Use 6940 100.00 6985 100.00
Number of Agents     
 1 6332 91.24 6333 90.67
 2+ 608 8.76 652 9.33
Duration     
  <1 year 1775 25.58 1786 25.57
 1–3 years 2514 36.22 3306 47.33
  >3 years 2651 38.20 1893 27.10
Specific Anticholinergic Class     
 Antihistamines 3136 45.19 2355 33.72
 Antidepressants/Antipsychotics 2252 32.45 2381 34.09
 Gastrointestinal antispasmodics 670 9.65 499 7.14
 Urinary antimuscarinics 582 8.39 1653 23.66
 Antivertigo/antiemetics 521 7.51 429 6.14
 Miscellaneousa 344 4.96 301 4.31
  1. aMiscellaneous: antiparkinson agents and disopyramide