Table 1

 Incidence of endoscopic ulcers in various age categories in subjects treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and placebo

Age group (years)NSAIDsPlaceboOR (95% CI)
nPatients with ulcers,n (%)nPatients with ulcers,n (%)
NSAIDs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
⩽3521026 (12.4)1451 (0.7)20.3 (2.7 to 151.7)
36–4534632 (9.3)1723 (1.7)5.7 (1.7 to 19.0)
46–5565677 (11.7)2935 (1.7)7.7 (3.1 to 19.1)
56–65757139 (18.5)3427 (2.1)10.9 (5.0 to 23.5)
66–75540117 (21.8)31713 (4.1)6.5 (3.6 to 11.7)
>7514734 (23.1)775 (6.5)4.3 (1.6 to 11.6)
Overall2651425 (16.0)134634 (2.5)7.4 (5.2 to 10.5)