European Health Interview Survey in CR - EHIS CR (Use of medicines. Physical pain)
Another from the series of analysis of the data from the health survey (EHIS) in 2008 observes the use of medicines - prescribed as well as non-prescribed ones. For both types of medicines the prevalence of their users is approx. 45 %, the most used were medicines on hypertension, pain, cold and flu and vitamins. Women use medicines more than men. The percentage of prescribed - medicines users increases with age, it does not apply for the non-prescribed medicines. If compared to 2002 survey, the percentage of women using the prescribed medicines decreased, namely those for migraine, for non-prescribed medicines the decrease was observed in use of vitamins and minerals among women, increase was apparent in use of medicines against cold and flu. Any problems with physical pain during the last 4 weeks were reported by 36 % of men and 45 % of women, 3 % of men and 8,5 % of women reported serious or extreme problems. Problems are more frequent and serious among women and seniors if compared to others.