Table 4

Medication use by therapeutic category and BMI category

VariablesTotal
N (%)
MCS3–MCS5
BMIp Value
Normal
N (%)
Overweight
N (%)
Obese
N (%)
Gastrointestinal
 None28 841 (99.4)22 503 (99.5)4773 (99.4)1565 (99.3)0.6
 At least one160 (0.6)121 (0.5)28 (0.6)11 (0.7)
Cardiovascular
 None28 986 (99.9)22 613 (99.9)4797 (99.9)1576 (100.0)0.4
 At least one15 (0.1)11 (0.1)4 (0.1)0 (0.0)
Respiratory
 None27 383 (94.4)21 450 (94.8)4507 (93.9)1426 (90.5)<0.0001
 At least one1618 (5.6)1174 (5.2)294 (6.1)150 (9.5)
Central nervous system
 None28 784 (99.2)22 454 (99.2)4769 (99.3)1561 (99.0)0.5
 At least one217 (0.8)170 (0.8)32 (0.7)15 (1.0)
Infections
 None28 920 (99.7)22 567 (99.8)4779 (99.5)1574 (99.9)0.02
 At least one81 (0.3)57 (0.2)22 (0.5)2 (0.1)
Endocrine
 None28 896 (99.6)22 550 (99.7)4780 (99.6)1534 (99.4)0.09
 At least one105 (0.4)74 (0.3)21 (0.4)10 (0.6)
Obstetrics
 None28 972 (99.9)22 602 (99.9)4797 (99.9)1573 (99.4)0.5
 At least one29 (0.1)22 (0.1)4 (0.1)3 (0.2)
Malignant disease
 None28 994 (99.9)22 621 (99.9)4798 (99.9)1575 (99.94)0.08
 At least one7 (0.02)3 (0.01)3 (0.1)1 (0.06)
Nutrition and blood
 None28 946 (99.8)22 580 (99.8)4793 (99.8)1573 (99.8)0.9
 At least one55 (0.2)44 (0.2)8 (0.2)3 (0.2)
Musculoskeletal
 None28 986 (99.9)22 613 (99.9)4797 (99.9)1576 (100.0)0.4
 At least one15 (0.1)11 (0.1)4 (0.1)0 (0.0)
Eye
 None28 990 (99.9)22 615 (99.96)4799 (99.96)1576 (100.0)0.7
 At least one11 (0.1)9 (0.04)2 (0.04)0 (0.0)
Ear–nose
 None28 918 (99.7)22 563 (99.7)4785 (99.7)1570 (99.6)0.6
 At least one83 (0.3)61 (0.3)16 (0.3)6 (0.4)
Skin
 None28 687 (98.9)22 381 (98.9)4748 (98.9)1558 (98.1)0.9
 At least one314 (1.1)243 (1.1)53 (1.1)18 (1.1)
  • Total numbers of medications do not add up to those in table 3 due to missing values on the type of medication variable.

  • BMI, body mass index; MCS, Millennium Cohort Study.