Table 2.

Prevalence (%) of participant characteristics by frequency of aspirin or other NSAID use

CharacteristicsAspirin*
NSAIDS*
0
<1
1
2-5
6+
0
<1
1
2-5
6+
n = 7,628n = 7,524n = 1,492n = 4,799n = 5,719n = 16,429n = 4,158n = 836n = 2,182n = 3,557
Age, >65 y65596462666458636063
BMI, ≥30 kg/m225192021252021242634
WHR, ≥0.827452465048544947515056
Multivitamin use31303434373133363737
Currently smoking988910988910
History of migraines9781113810101314
History of arthritis53444652634451586479
History of high blood pressure36303336443433373743
History of heart disease/heart attack138912271412141418
High school graduate or higher education82868282828385808182
Alcohol, ≥2 g/d26303233292833353228
  • NOTE: Tests of overall difference in characteristics among NSAID categories were all significant, except BMI by aspirin (P = 0.51) and alcohol by both aspirin (P = 0.16) and NSAID use (P = 0.16).

  • * Frequency of use (weekly).

  • 1992.

  • 1986.