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Table 2 Study population characteristics and drug use (N = 45,593)

From: Potentially inappropriate prescribing to older patients receiving multidose drug dispensing

  Study population Regular drugs
Dispensed as MDD
Regular drugs
Not dispensed as MDD
P.r.n drugs Total number of drugs
n (%) mean (SD) mean (SD) mean (SD) mean (SD)
Total 45,593 (100) 6.3 (2.8) 2.2 (2.0) 2.4 (2.3) 10.9 (5.0)
Age
 70–79 11,435 (25) 6.9 (3.1) 2.3 (2.1) 2.4 (2.4) 11.6 (5.5)
 80–89 21,633 (47) 6.4 (2.8) 2.2 (1.9) 2.4 (2.3) 11.0 (4.9)
 90+ 12,525 (27) 5.7 (2.6) 2.1 (1.9) 2.4 (2.2) 10.3 (4.6)
Gender
 Female 30,090 (66) 6.4 (2.9) 2.5 (2.3) 2.6 (1.9) 11.1 (5.1)
 Male 15,503 (34) 6.2 (2.8) 2.2 (2.2) 2.2 (2.0) 10.7 (4.9)