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Table 1 Characteristics of Respondents Not Exposed to DTCA, Excluded From Study

From: Self-reported responsiveness to direct-to-consumer drug advertising and medication use: results of a national survey

Characteristic Prevalence
Age  
Less than 65 years 72.0
65 years or older 28.0
Gender  
Male 35.2
Female 64.8
Race  
White 66.5
Non-white 33.5
Marital Status  
Married 49.7
Single, widowed, divorced, other 50.3
Educational Attainment  
College graduate or higher 23.2
Some college or less 76.8
Annual Income  
Less than $35,000 57.9
$35,000 or more 42.1
Time since last visit to physician  
Within one month 40.7
More than one month 59.3
Self-reported health  
Excellent 17.8
Very Good 29.1
Good 27.2
Fair 18.1
Poor 7.8
Mean # of Rx drugs in past 6 months 2 (S.D. 1.6)
Mean # of OTC drugs in past 6 months 1.2 (S.D. 1.2)
  1. n = 310