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Table 2 Prevalence of self-prescription at the first (T1), the fourth (T2) and the ninth (T3) postgraduate years

From: Self-prescribing among young Norwegian doctors: a nine-year follow-up study of a nationwide sample

  T1 lifetime T2 last year T3 last year
  n (%) n (%) n (%)
Antibiotics 210 (53.0) 299 (71.0) 312 (80.6)
Contraceptive pills 88 (23.0) 102 (24.8) 90 (23.9)
Prescription analgesics 73 (18.5) 74 (17.7) 81 (20.9)
Hypnotics 26 (6.6) 39 (9.3) 48 (12.4)
Sedatives 4 (1.0) 11 (2.6) 12 (3.1)
Migraine medications 12 (3.1) 11 (2.6) 5 (1.3)
Other psychotropic medications 2 (0.5) 7 (1.7) 3 (0.8)
Antihypertensive medications 1 (0.3) 3 (0.7) 1 (0.3)