Table 4

Indications for analgesic use among individuals who reported continuing frequent (daily/weekly) use when re-surveyed

ParacetamolAspirin
IndicationCases
(n = 75)
Controls
(n = 51)
Cases
(n = 25)
Controls
(n = 28)
Headache61  (81%)40  (78%)15  (60%)15  (54%)
Migraine14 (19%)11 (22%)1 (4%)4 (14%)
Backache/arthritis22 (29%)13 (26%)5 (20%)5 (18%)
General aches/pains26 (35%)23 (45%)8 (32%)6 (21%)
Asthma/breathing problems3 (4%)0 (0%)4 (16%)0 (0%)
Hayfever/nasal allergy/blocked nose10 (14%)6 (12%)3 (12%)2 (7%)