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Table 3 Prescription drug utilization in study participants

From: Drug utilization patterns among elderly hospitalized patients on poly-pharmacy in Punjab, Pakistan

Prescription Drug Utilization (%)
Pharmacologic groups 60–74 years 75–89 years ≥90 years Total
Male (n = 239) % Female (n = 183) % Male (n = 57) % Female (n = 76) % Male (n = 20) % Female (n = 25) % Male (n = 316) % Female (n = 284) % Overall (n = 600) %
A = Alimentary tract and metabolism 182 76.2 151 82.5 44 77.2 58 76.3 20 100 25 100 246 77.8 234 82.4 480 80
B = Blood and blood-forming organs 25 10.5 19 10.4 3 5.3 6 7.9 1 5 2 8 29 9.2 27 9.5 56 9.3
C = Cardiovascular system 102 42.7 81 44.3 36 63.2 44 57.9 12 60 15 60 150 47.5 140 49.3 290 48.3
D = Dermatologic 10 4.2 7 3.8 8 14 7 9.2 2 10 2 8 20 6.3 16 5.6 36 6
G = Genitourinary system 3 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.9 0 0 3 0.5
H = Systemic hormonal agents 10 4.2 18 9.8 2 3.5 2 2.6 2 10 2 8 14 4.4 22 7.7 36 6
J = Anti-infectives for systemic use 147 61.5 133 72.7 25 43.9 40 52.6 13 65 15 60 185 58.5 188 66.2 373 62.2
L = Antineoplastic and immune-modulating agents 7 2.9 2 1.1 1 1.8 3 3.9 0 0 0 0 8 2.5 5 1.8 13 2.2
M = Musculoskeletal system 70 29.3 56 30.6 18 31.6 26 34.2 2 10 12 48 90 28.5 94 33.1 184 30.7
N = Nervous system 160 66.9 134 73.2 34 59.6 48 63.2 12 60 10 40 206 65.2 192 67.6 398 66.3
P = Antiparasitic products 8 3.3 1 0.5 0 0 2 2.6 1 5 0 0 9 2.8 3 1.1 12 2
R = Respiratory system 65 27.2 54 29.5 20 35.1 29 38.2 5 25 9 36 90 28.5 92 32.4 182 30.3
V = Various 0 0 3 1.6 0 0 1 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1.4 4 0.7