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Table 2 Prevalence of Analgesic Use – 12 months Prior and 24 Months After the LBP Index Visit

From: The association of comorbidities, utilization and costs for patients identified with low back pain

   % Any NSAID Pharmacy Dispense % Any Opioid Pharmacy Dispense
   Pre % Post % Pre % Post %
Full Sample LBP Episodes (16,567) 23.8 30.8 20.0 28.5
1 (11161) 21.4 25.0 18.0 24.0
2 (2887) 26.8 39.3 21.3 33.1
3–5 (1776) 31.6 48.0 25.5 44.2
6+ (743) 29.7 44.0 26.6 42.3