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Table 4 Relative drug purchase rates (ten most used therapeutic ATC groups) for immigrants from China, Colombia, Morocco and Poland in Spain and Norway compared with the native population. Odds ratios and 95 % confidence intervals adjusted by age and sex

From: Patterns of pharmaceutical use for immigrants to Spain and Norway: a comparative study of prescription databases in two European countries

Drug Host country China Colombia Morocco Poland
Drugs For Peptic Ulcer And Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease Spain 0.63 (0.55–0.71) 1.02 (0.96–1.09) 1.24 (1.18–1.30) 0.37 (0.32–0.44)
Norway 0.83 (0.73–0.94) 1.12 (0.94–1.35) 1.58 (1.43–1.76) 0.45 (0.42–0.48)
Antithrombotic Agents Spain 0.22 (0.15–0.32) 0.51 (0.44–0.60) 0.56 (0.51–0.63) 0.36 (0.25–0.50)
Norway 0.50 (0.43–0.58) 0.67 (0.47–0.94) 0.51 (0.43–0.61) 0.36 (0.33–0.39)
Lipid Modifying Agents, Plain Spain 0.26 (0.20–0.34) 0.67 (0.61–0.74) 0.43 (0.39–0.47) 0.23 (0.17–0.31)
Norway 0.46 (0.40–0.54) 0.70 (0.50–0.97) 0.59 (0.50–0.69) 0.33 (0.30–0.36)
Beta-Lactam Antibacterials, Penicillins Spain 0.30 (0.27–0.33) 0.52 (0.49–0.55) 0.87 (0.83–0.90) 0.45 (0.40–0.50)
Norway 0.46 (0.42–0.50) 0.86 (0.79–0.94) 1.04 (0.97–1.13) 0.39 (0.38–0.41)
Macrolides, Lincosamides And Streptogramins Spain 0.29 (0.24–0.36) 0.55 (0.50–0.61) 0.59 (0.55–0.63) 0.35 (0.28–0.43)
Norway 0.46 (0.41–0.52) 0.88 (0.78–0.99) 0.72 (0.63–0.82) 0.33 (0.31–0.35)
Antiinflammatory and Antirheumatic Products, Non-Steroids Spain 0.32 (0.30–0.35) 0.78 (0.75–0.82) 1.18 (1.15–1.22) 0.40 (0.36–0.44)
Norway 0.39 (0.35–0.42) 0.96 (0.87–1.05) 1.19 (1.11–1.27) 0.33 (0.32–0.34)
Other Analgesics and Antipyretics Spain 0.49 (0.44–0.54) 0.78 (0.74–0.82) 1.49 (1.44–1.54) 0.42 (0.37–0.48)
Norway 0.42 (0.35–0.50) 0.88 (0.71–1.09) 1.49 (1.33–1.67) 0.39 (0.36–0.43)
Anxiolytics Spain 0.27 (0.22–0.33) 0.64 (0.59–0.70) 0.63 (0.59–0.68) 0.38 (0.31–0.46)
Norway 0.29 (0.24–0.35) 0.87 (0.71–1.07) 0.89 (0.78–1.01) 0.37 (0.34–0.40)
Antidepressants Spain 0.08 (0.05–0.12) 0.55 (0.49–0.61) 0.54 (0.49–0.59) 0.25 (0.19–0.35)
Norway 0.27 (0.22–0.33) 1.13 (0.97–1.33) 2.28 (2.10–2.48) 0.32 (0.29–0.34)
Antihistamines For Systemic Use Spain 0.68 (0.61–0.76) 0.86 (0.81–0.92) 0.83 (0.79–0.87) 0.31 (0.26–0.37)
Norway 0.84 (0.78–0.90) 1.32 (1.22–1.44) 1.03 (0.94–1.12) 0.18 (0.17–0.19)