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Table 3 Statistical difference between word-counts for local and imported NSAID for all products combined

From: Comparative evaluation of drug information leaflets for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in Palestine: local versus imported products

Variablelocal Median [Q1-Q3]Imported Median [Q1-Q3]P valueFold difference in medians
Therapeutic class2.60 [2.00–4.50]4.00 [4.00–8.50]0.0261.53
Mechanism of action0.00 [0.00–4.25]0.00 [0.00–17.00]0.7131
Indications30.60 [19.50–42.75]39.80 [18.50–74.50]0.5661.30
Drug dose21.50 [12.50–51.25]44.30 [28.30–65.25]0.2332.06
Duration of using1.60 [0.00–5.25]20.00 [2.35–27.60]0.05912.5
Missing dose21.00 [16.65–32.75]22.50 [0.00–28.40]0.5071.07
Maximum dose6.00 [1.00–9.25]7.00 [6.00–28.80]0.1691.16
Directions for use33.50 [31.00–52.00]30.00 [22.75–45.85]0.2001.11
Overdose and management36.00 [35.80–41.80]55.00 [36.80–93.75]0.1441.52
Warning and precautions66.00 [31.00–92.30]261.00 [183.00–425.50]0.0023.95
Effect on ability to drive and use machines11.00 [0.00–14.80]33.00 [20.00–61.50]0.0023.00
Contraindications29.00 [19.00–84.00]132.00 [100.00–152.75]0.0054.55
Adverse drug reactions76.50 [60.25–104.50]327.00 [213.20–503.75]0.0014.27
Drug-drug interactions53.00 [49.00–67.05]180.00 [118.25–257.85]0.0013.39
Drug-food interactions4.30 [0.00–7.50]18.50 [4.35–30.50]0.0534.30
Pregnancy considerations19.00 [13.75–27.25]45.00 [11.25–88.55]0.1702.36
Lactation considerations13.00 [11.65–24.25]9.00 [8.75–28.15]0.5951.44
Pediatric considerations48.00 [35.65–64.75]87.00 [56.25–120.95]0.0241.81
Geriatric considerations0.00 [0.00–4.15]42.40 [21.50–71.85]0.002>  42.40
Possibility of tablet splitting0.00 [0.00–0.00]5.00 [0.00–13.00]0.010>  5.00
Possibility of crushing and mixing with food or beverages2.60 [1.50–3.15]4.40 [3.00–6.10]0.0301.69
Shelf life15.00 [10.60–16.00]21.00 [16.35–27.00]0.0121.40
Storage18.00 [14.50–32.00]58.00 [43.85–78.05]0.0053.22