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Title: Cohort profile: the Dynamic Analyses to Optimize Ageing (DYNOPTA) project
Authors: Anstey, Kaarin Jane
Byles, Julie E
Luszcz, Mary Alice
Mitchell, Paul
Steel, David
Booth, Heather
Browning, Colette
Butterworth, Peter
Cumming, Robert G
Healy, Judith
Windsor, Timothy D
Ross, Lesley
Bartsch, Lauren
Burns, Richard A
Kiely, Kim
Birrell, Carole L
Broe, Gerald A
Shaw, Jonathan
Kendig, Hal
Keywords: Medicinal drug use
Elderly people
Ageing populations
Australia
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Citation: Anstey, K.J., Byles, J.E., Luszcz, M.A., Mitchell, P., Steel, D., Booth, H., Browning, C., Butterworth, P., Cumming, R.G., Healy, J., Windsor, T.D., Ross, L., Bartsch, L., Burns, R.A., Kiely, K., Birrell, C.L., Broe, G.A., Shaw, J., and Kendig, H., 2009. Cohort profile: the Dynamic Analyses to Optimize Ageing (DYNOPTA) project. International Journal of Epidemiology, 39(1), 44-51.
Abstract: Self-medication among the study respondents ranged from 18% to 36% between 1992 and 2004. The most frequent classes of complementary and alternative medicines were vitamins and minerals, herbal medicines and nutritional supplements, with younger individuals and women more likely to use them. For over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, the most commonly used were analgesics, laxatives and low-dose aspirin. Use of OTC medicines seemed to be done in accord with indications officially approved by the Australian medicine agency. Future work should examine risks associated with the concomitant use of complementary and alternative medicines, prescription and OTC medicines.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/26065
ISSN: 0300-5771
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