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Table 1 Baseline characteristics and patient demographics

From: Prevalence of drug–drug interactions in geriatric patients at an ambulatory care pharmacy in a tertiary care teaching hospital

Factor Reference Mean ± SD Interactions D or X DDIs P
No Yes
Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
Age 73.8 7.0 74.2 7.1 73.5 6.8 0.412
  N % N % N %  
Gender Female 151 48.7 56 37.1 95 62.9 0.092
Male 159 51.3 74 46.5 85 53.5  
Number of prescribed medications 3 or fewer medications 27 8.7 26 96.3 1 3.7 0.001*
More than 3 medications 283 91.3 104 36.7 179 63.3  
Number of chronic conditions 2 or fewer conditions 117 37.7 74 63.2 43 36.8 0.001*
More than 2 conditions 193 62.3 56 29 137 71  
  1. * Chi square test is significant α = 0.05