Table 2

Cases and controls with prescriptions for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) within previous three years. Values are numbers (percentages)

Drug and time of last prescriptionCases (n=9218)Controls (n=86 349)
Celecoxib
No use of drug in past three years8988 (97.5)84 762 (98.2)
>3 months before index date137 (1.5)953 (1.1)
Within 3 months of index date93 (1.0)634 (0.7)
Rofecoxib
No use of drug in past three years8848 (96.0)83 991 (97.3)
>3 months before index date219 (2.4)1488 (1.7)
Within 3 months of index date151 (1.6)870 (1.0)
Other selective NSAIDS
No use of drug in past three years8917 (96.7)84 198 (97.5)
>3 months before index date200 (2.2)1513 (1.8)
Within 3 months of index date101 (1.1)638 (0.7)
Ibuprofen
No use of drug in past three years7262 (78.8)71 073 (82.3)
>3 months before index date1496 (16.2)12 086 (14.0)
Within 3 months of index date460 (5.0)3190 (3.7)
Diclofenac
No use of drug in past three years7365 (79.9)72 822 (84.3)
>3 months before index date1311 (14.2)10 270 (11.9)
Within 3 months of index date542 (5.9)3257 (3.8)
Naproxen
No use of drug in past three years8790 (95.4)83 142 (96.3)
>3 months before index date332 (3.6)2530 (2.9)
Within 3 months of index date96 (1.0)677 (0.8)
Other non-selective NSAIDs
No use of drug in past three years8477 (92.0)81 214 (94.1)
>3 months before index date560 (6.1)3869 (4.5)
Within 3 months of index date181 (2.0)1266 (1.5)