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Table 4 Number of women who take prescribed medicine (n), prevalence of prescribed medicine use in % and Bivariate and Multivariate association between prescribed medicine use during the preceding 15 days and independent variables in women, by perceived health status.

From: Social determinants of prescribed and non-prescribed medicine use

  Good perceived health status Poor perceived health status
Variables n Prev. Bivar OR Mvar OR 95% CI n Prev. Bivar OR Mvar OR 95% CI
Age           
   15-34 64 11.2 1 1   13 29.3 1 1  
   35-54 86 14.9 1.4 1.41 0.94-2.11 42 32.2 1.14 1.11 0.43-2.87
   55-64 47 26.6 *2.89 2.84 1.69-4.77 50 40.5 1.64 1.87 0.70-4.97
   > = 65 91 36.6 *4.62 3.42 1.81-6.46 183 51.1 *2.51 3.13 1.13-8.63
   Total 288 18.3     288 43.9    
Social class           
   I-II 58 17.6 1 1   22 50.4 1 1  
   III 86 18.5 1.06 0.94 0.64-1.38 52 44.3 *0.78 0.67 0.32-1.39
   IV-V 121 16.8 0.94 0.93 0.63-1.37 188 42.2 *0.71 0.65 0.33-1.27
Employment status           
   Salaried employees 107 15.2 1 1   42 48.1 1 1  
   Housewifes 81 13.2 0.85 0.90 0.59-1.38 133 38.1 *0.66 1.10 0.63-1.91
   Unemployed women 19 18.4 *1.26 1.44 0.80-2.56 3 20.0 *0.27 0.52 0.14-1.85
   Retired women 57 26.4 *2.06 1.63 0.88-3.04 88 56.1 *1.37 0.99 0.51-1.93
   Students 21 27.1 *2.07 0.85 0.48-1.52 4 66.7 *2.15 1.59 0.37-6.87
Type of PHC           
   PCR 1984-93 50 18.2 1 1   73 49.4 1 1  
   PCR 1994-98 53 13.6 *0.71 0.76 0.48-1.20 61 42.4 *0.75 0.74 0.45-1.22
   No PCR 101 20.3 1.14 1.22 0.81-1.83 110 42.3 *0.74 0.85 0.54-1.32
   Mutual or private 53 16.6 0.89 0.80 0.49-1.30 32 43.7 *0.79 0.69 0.36-1.31
   No usual PHC 29 15.5 *0.82 0.81 0.47-1.41 8 26.9 *0.37 0.44 0.15-1.27
  1. Barcelona Health Interview Survey, 2000.
  2. PHC indicates primary health care; n, number of cases; 95% CI, 95% confidence interval; Bivar OR, bivariate odds ratio; Mvar OR, multivariate odds ratio; PCR, primary care reform.
  3. * p value < 0.05