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Table 3 Conventional medication use among participants with radiographic-confirmed knee osteoarthritis by race (N = 2583)

From: Racial differences in symptom management approaches among persons with radiographic knee osteoarthritis

Category African Americans Caucasian Americans
  (n = 508) (n = 2075)
  percentage
Acetaminophen 17.9 9.5
Over-the-counter NSAIDs 28.0 19.5
Prescription NSAIDs 10.2 7.0
COX-2 inhibitors 5.7 9.3
Opioids 3.9 2.6
Knee injection 4.7 3.5
 Corticosteroid 4.1 2.4
 Hyaluronic Acid 0.6 1.3
Doxycycline 0.6 0.3