Table 3 Reported current use of drugs and reported co-morbidities at examination in 1994, 1996, 2001 and 2004
1994 (n = 932)1996 (n = 1025)2001 (n = 829)2004 (n = 914)
NSAID, %45.2NA37.024.3
Coxib, %NANA15.235.0
Analgesics, %25.1NA26.832.5
Corticosteroids, %40.842.542.741.5
DMARD, %36.539.547.851.8
TNF-blocking agents, %003.111.8
  • Coxib, cyclo-oxygenase II inhibitors; DMARD, disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug; NA, not assessed; NSAID, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug; TNF, tumour necrosis factor.