Longitudinal changes and cohort differences from 1979 to 1989 in the use of prescribed and non-prescribed medical drugs were examined and the connections of drug use to various background variables were analysed in the framework of the Tampere Longitudinal Study of Ageing.
In the longitudinal study random samples of men and women born in 1900-09 and 1910-19 (738 persons) were interviewed in 1979 and the survivors (62%) were interviewed again in 1989.
In the cohort comparison the 60-69-year-olds studied in 1979 (364 persons) were compared with the 60-69-year-olds in 1989 (395 persons).
In the longitudinal setting the number of prescribed drugs increased.
In 1989 2 or 3 in 10 persons used at least five prescribed drugs simultaneously.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prescription médicale, Automédication, Consommation, Vieillard, Epidémiologie, Etude longitudinale, Vitamine, Analgésique, Finlande, Homme, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medical prescription, Self prescription, Consumption, Elderly, Epidemiology, Follow up study, Vitamin, Analgesic, Finland, Human, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0173903
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.