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Table 2 Description of the study population (adults with NMCP) for SPSS complex samples logistic regression analysis

From: Opioid prescribing patterns for non-malignant chronic pain for rural versus non-rural US adults: a population-based study using 2010 NAMCS data

Variables and Factors Weighted N* Weighted %
Patient sex Female 6868340 73.7
Male 2457263 26.3
Patient age 18-39 565172 6.1
40-64 4070522 43.6
> = 65 4689909 50.3
Race/Ethnicity Caucasian 7406401 79.4
Non-Caucasian 1919202 20.6
Education percent of university graduates in patient zip code <20% 5001646 53.6
> = 20% 4323957 46.4
Poverty percent in patient zip code <10% 4988235 53.5
> = 10% 4337368 46.5
Health Insurance status Have Health Insurance 8805283 94.4
Do Not Have Health Insurance 520320 5.6
Primary HCP visit Yes 6195674 66.4
No 3129929 33.6
Patient now has arthritis No 5087784 54.6
Yes 4237819 45.4
Patient now has depression No 7726881 82.9
Yes 1598722 17.1
Geographic locale of patient Rural 1966383 21.1
Non-Rural 7359220 78.9
Opioid prescription** Other Medications 5928705 63.6
Opioids 3396898 36.4
  1. *This weighted n is derived from a sample size of 2745, of which 2272 (82.8%) were non-rural residents and 473 (17.2%) rural residents.
  2. **Study Dependent Variable.
  3. NAMCS 2010 Data (weighted n =9,325,603).