Table 2

The 10 most commonly reported conditions that led to use of medicines by adults and children

Conditions that led to medicines useNo of participants who had this conditionPrevalence (%)No of dosesNo of different medicines taken for this condition
Adults
(≥18 years)
(N=1063)
Headache898.32758
Hypertension716.795426
Gastric pain494.64266
Diabetes444.159511
Dietary supplement434.125013
Spinal pain383.627610
Stroke prevention302.82033
Hypothyroidism302.82153
Influenza262.517512
Allergies222.11099
Children
(≤17 years)
(N=578)
Fever325.51362
Cough234.01343
Influenza183.1893
Dietary supplement132.3853
Common cold101.7684
Epilepsy30.5141
Otitis media30.5334
Asthma30.5213
Headache20.473
Painful menstruation20.461