Table 1

Medication prescriptions among Medicaid enrollees with incident SLE, 2000 to 2004 according to county-level SESa

Corticosteroids

Hydroxychloroquine

Immunosuppressantsb


OR

95% CI

OR

95% CI

OR

95% CI


Increasing county-level SES

0.94

0.89-0.99

1.04

0.99-1.09

1.12

1.05-1.20


aMultivariable logistic regression models adjusted for number of Medicaid-enrolled months, age at first SLE claim, race/ethnicity, sex, geographic region, Health Professional Shortage Area, and state-level number of rheumatologists. bImmunosuppressants include: azathioprine, mycophenolate mofetil, cyclophosphamide (oral and intravenous), cyclosporine or tacrolimus

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