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Table. 1.

Table. 1.

Comparisons of the general characteristics between prescriptions with splitted tablet and total prescriptions in 2016

 CategoryNumber of prescriptions N=42,918,650 (100.0%)Number of prescriptions including unsplitted tablet N=36,231,294(100.0%)Number of prescriptions including splitted tablet N=6,687,356 (100.0%)Ratio* 15.6%p-value
Sex, N(%)<0.001
 Male18,569,625 (43.3)15,518,650 (42.8)3,050,975 (45.6)16.4
 Female24,349,025 (56.7)20,712,644 (57.2)3.636.381 (54.4)14.9

Age, N(%)<0.001
 ≤196,649,612 (15.5)3,081,064 (8.5)3,568,548 (53.4)53.7
 20~6420,549,310 (47.9)18,819,891 (51.9)1,729,419 (25.9)8.4
 ≥6515,719,728 (36.6)14,330,339 (39.6)1,389,389 (20.8)8.8

*Portion of prescripts including splitted tablet among total prescriptions of each variables

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