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Table 1 Number and Percent of adult (age 19+) Nova Scotia residents who fill at least one prescription for an acetaminophen/opioid product and whose prescriptions are filled for over 3.25g/day and 4.0g/day (July 1 st 2009 to June 30 th 2010)

From: Population prevalence of high dose paracetamol in dispensed paracetamol/opioid prescription combinations: an observational study

   Individuals who filled at least one prescription Average prescriptions per individual1 > 3.25 g/day(%) > 4.0 g/day(%)
  Male 27,384 2.53 4,939 (18 %) 2,145(7.8%)
Sex      
  Female 31,813 2.80 6,069 (19.0%) 1,641 (5.1%)
  <65 44,443 2.62 8,216 (18.4%) 3,062 (6.8%)
Age      
  65+ 14,754 2.75 2,792 (18.9%) 724 (4.9%)
Total   59,197 2.68 11,008 (18.6 %) 3,786 (6.4 %)
  1. 1. “Average prescriptions” was computed based on the total number of individuals who filled at least one prescription divided by the total number of prescriptions dispensed during this time period.
  2. 2. The denominator for the percentage is individuals who filled at least one prescription during this time period.