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Table 8 Reasons for use of antithrombotic agents

From: Self-medication with over-the-counter drugs and complementary medications in South Australia's elderly population

  1992-1993 1994-1995 2000-2001 2003-2004
  Wave 1 N = 34 Wave 3 N = 43 Wave 6 N = 17 Wave 7 N = 10
Reasons of use of antithrombotic agents N % N % N % N %
Blood thinning &/or stroke prevention 27 87.0 36 85.7 16 94.1 6 60.0
Unlikely reasons 4 12.9 5 11.6 1 5.9 4 40.0
Other 0 0.0 1 2.3 0 0.0 0 0.0
Missing 3   1   0   0  
  1. The percentages are calculated over the number of participants that reported use of antithrombotic agents