Patterns of medicine use in a general population (0-80 years). The Influence of age, gender, diseases and place of residence on drug use in Norway.

@article{Eggen1997PatternsOM,
  title={Patterns of medicine use in a general population (0-80 years). The Influence of age, gender, diseases and place of residence on drug use in Norway.},
  author={Anne Elise Eggen},
  journal={Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety},
  year={1997},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={179-87}
}
Data from the Norwegian Health Survey, a national cross-sectional study, were collected through interviews with a randomly drawn sample of members of private households, including 5454 women and 5122 men (0-80+ years) in 1985. The response rate was 78.7%. They were interviewed at home and asked questions regarding health conditions and drug use in the preceding 14 days due to diseases, illnesses or injuries. Drug use decreased with age in childhood, but the overall age trend showed an increase… CONTINUE READING

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