Table 1

Aspirin use

%


Age (years)

Aspirin

Acetaminophen

Nonaspirin NSAIDsa


37–55 (n = 20)

25

35

20

56–65 (n = 58)

50

45

10

66–75 (n = 127)

51

40

10

≥ 76 (n = 119)

48

45

8

Total (n = 324)

48

43

10


Shown are the percentages of long-term cyclo-oxygenase (COX)-2 inhibitor users taking aspirin, acetaminophen, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) by age group [43]. aNaproxen, sodium, or ibuprofen. Reproduced with permission from [43].

Borer and Simon Arthritis Research & Therapy 2005 7(Suppl 4):S14-S22   doi:10.1186/ar1794