Table 1 Demographic characteristics of 3,227 Cache County elderly included in analyses, classified by sustained use of NSAID, H2RA, aspirin compounds, and three “control” classes of medicines

CharacteristicNo. (%)*No. of women (%)Mean age (SD), yMean education (SD), y
* Percent of the total 3,227 included in the analyses.
† Differences between users and nonusers of each medicine is significant at p < 0.01.
NSAID = nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug; H2RA = histamine H2 receptor antagonist.
Nonaspirin NSAID
    No2,242 (69.5)1,203 (53.7)74.0 (6.4)13.4 (2.9)
    Yes946 (29.3)652 (68.9)73.6 (6.2)13.3 (2.7)
    Missing39 (1.2)22 (56.4)76.4 (8.0)12.6 (3.3)
Aspirins
    No1,969 (61.0)1,194 (60.6)73.7 (6.4)13.4 (2.8)
    Yes1,219 (37.8)664 (54.5)74.3 (6.3)13.5 (2.9)
    Missing39 (1.2)19 (48.7)75.7 (8.3)12.7 (3.4)
Non-NSAID pain relievers
    No2,571 (79.7)1,473 (57.3)73.8 (6.3)13.4 (2.9)
    Yes613 (19.0)381 (62.2)74.5 (6.5)13.2 (2.7)
    Missing43 (1.3)23 (53.5)75.7 (8.1)12.6 (3.4)
H2RA
    No2,558 (79.3)1,472 (57.5)74.0 (6.5)13.4 (2.8)
    Yes638 (19.8)390 (61.1)73.4 (5.9)13.4 (2.9)
    Missing31 (0.9)15 (48.4)75.6 (8.3)12.6 (3.6)
Antacids
    No2,614 (81.0)1,501 (57.4)74.0 (6.4)13.4 (2.8)
    Yes569 (17.6)349 (61.3)73.2 (6.2)13.3 (2.9)
    Missing44 (1.4)27 (61.4)74.9 (7.4)13.2 (3.7)
Other stomach remedies
    No2,900 (89.9)1,661 (57.3)73.9 (6.4)13.4 (2.9)
    Yes295 (9.1)201 (68.1)73.4 (5.8)13.0 (2.7)
    Missing32 (1.0)15 (46.9)75.6 (8.2)12.5 (3.6)