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Table 3 Adjusted odds ratios (ORs) for choosing a generic over-the-counter (OTC) analgesic (n = 145) over an original brand (n = 64), in relation to sex, age, educational level, frequency of OTC analgesic use and experience with generic substitution of prescription drugs

From: Generic versus brand-name over-the-counter analgesics: knowledge and attitudes among Swedish pharmacy customers

  Choosing a generic over-the counter (OTC) analgesic over an original brand
n % OR 95% CI
Sex
 Female 104 75.4 1.0  
 Male 41 57.7 0.5 0.26–0.94
Age group
 18–39 years 73 68.9 1.0  
 40–59 years 43 71.7 1.0 0.46–1.99
 ≥ 60 years 29 67.4 0.8 0.34–1.78
Educational level
 Lower 76 65.5 1.0  
 Higher 69 74.2 1.4 0.75–2.64
Frequency of OTC analgesic use
 At least weekly 28 73.7 1.0  
 Less than weekly 117 68.4 0.6 0.27–1.42
Been offered generic substitution of prescription drugs
 No 45 59.2 1.0  
 Yes 100 75.2 2.0 1.03–3.87