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Table 1 Prescription of antibiotics and anxiolytics/hypnotics (at least one prescription in 2008) for asthmatic and non-asthmatic patients in France and in Italy according to patient age

From: Prescription of antibiotics and anxiolytics/hypnotics to asthmatic patients in general practice: a cross-sectional study based on French and Italian prescribing data

  Asthmatic patient Non-asthmatic patient  
  Yes No Yes No OR (95% CI)
Antibiotics      
France      
Patients 1147 (37.1) 1946 (62.9) 190641 (29.1) 465037 (70.1) 1.43 (1.33-1.54)
[13-17] 169 (14.7) 316 (16.2) 24249 (12.7) 69162 (14.9)  
[18-29] 433 (37.7) 784 (40.3) 81854 (42.9) 211543 (45.5)  
[30-40] 545 (47.5) 846 (43.5) 84538 (44.3) 184332 (39.6)  
Italy      
Patients 1634 (42.1) 2244 (57.9) 96406 (36.2) 169550 (63.8) 1.28 (1.20-1.37)
[13–17] 180 (11.0) 238 (10.6) 10990 (11.4) 20334 (12.0)  
[18–29] 528 (32.3) 839 (37.4) 37915 (39.3) 65213 (38.5)  
[30–40] 926 (56.7) 1167 (52.0) 47501 (49.3) 84003 (49.5)  
Anxiolytics/Hypnotics      
France      
Patients 551 (17.8) 2542 (82.2) 62003 (9.5) 593675 (90.5) 2.08 (1.90-2.29)
[13–17] 28 (5.1) 457 (18.0) 3010 (4.9) 90401 (15.2)  
[18–29] 185 (33.6) 1032 (40.6) 24513 (39.5) 268884 (45.3)  
[30–40] 338 (61.3) 1053 (41.4) 34480 (55.6) 234390 (39.5)  
Italy      
Patients 267 (6.9) 3611 (93.1) 8454 (3.2) 257502 (96.8) 2.19 (1.93-2.48)
[13–17] 9 (3.4) 409 (11.3) 179 (2.1) 31145 (12.1)  
[18–29] 56 (21.0) 1311 (36.3) 2393 (28.3) 100735 (39.1)  
[30–40] 202 (75.6) 1891 (52.4) 5882 (69.6) 125622 (48.8)  
  1. Data are presented as n (%) and OR denotes odds ratios adjusted on age and presented with their 95% confidence interval.