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Table 5 Factors related to the potential drug-drug interactions

From: Potential drug-drug and drug-disease interactions in prescriptions for ambulatory patients over 50 years of age in family medicine clinics in Mexico City

Variables Odds ratio 95% Confidence intervals Adjusted Odds Ratio 95% Confidence intervals
Patient age ≥ 60 2.44* 1.59 – 3.75 1.66* 1.01 – 2.74
Cardiovascular disease 9.37* 6.09 – 14.41 7.26* 4.61 – 11.44
Number of medicines ≥ 5 5.76* 3.82 – 8.69 4.34* 2.76 – 6.83
  1. Adjustment variables: number of disease ≥ 3 and endocrine, alimentary and metabolic disease.
  2. Goodness of fit > 0.05
  3. *P < 0.05