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Paulo Eduardo Mayorga Borges ; Tânia Alves Amador ;Revista Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia 2016, 19 4

Author: Christiane de Fátima Colet

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Revista Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia ISSN: 1809-9823 revistabgg@gmail.com Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro Brasil Colet, Christiane de Fátima; Mayorga Borges, Paulo Eduardo; Alves Amador, Tânia Perfil de gastos com medicamentos entre idosos em diferentes grupos socioeconômicos Revista Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia, vol.
19, núm.
4, julio-agosto, 2016, pp.
591601 Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=403847457004 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative http:--dx.doi.org-10.1590-1809-98232016019.150038 Original Articles Profile of drug spend among elderly individuals from different socioeconomic groups Christiane de Fátima Colet1  Paulo Eduardo Mayorga Borges2 Tânia Alves Amador2 Abstract The increase in the elderly population is associated with increased health care costs.
The objective of the present study was to describe the results of research conducted in groups of elderly persons from different socioeconomic classes in Porto Alegre in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, and to compare the drugs spending profiles of different groups.
A cross-sectional study was performed using a sample of individuals aged 60 years or older who participated in community groups.
Analysis of variance (ANOVA) and the Tukey test were used to analyze the difference in costs of drugs among different socioeconomic classes.
A total of 225 seniors were interviewed and females were predominant in all classes.
The most common chronic diseases included hypertension, which occurred in 21.0%, 36.0% and 38.0% of elderly persons in social classes A, C and E, respectively. The average number of medications was 5.34 (±2.64) in social class A, ...





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