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Table 1 Number of service members filling DS prescriptions by AHFS category and demographics, 2005–2013

From: Demographic factors associated with dietary supplement prescriptions filled by United States Military Service Members 2005–2013

Variable Strata 200404 Iron Prep 282000, 282032 & 282093 Anorexigenic, Respiratory & CNS Stimulants 401200 Replace-ment Prep 402000 Caloric Agents 560400 Antacids & Absorbents 561200 Cathartics & Laxatives 569200 GI Drugs, Misc 880400 Vit A 880800 Vit B Complex 881200 Vit C 881600 Vit D 882000 Vit E 882800 Multivit Prep 920000 & 929200 Therapeutic & Misc Therapeutic Agents
Military Service Army 67,714 17 102,499 300 41,812 86,321 7 110 57,252 60,408 38,874 2,512 179,149 1,468
Navy 39,190 5 70,814 5 17,779 47,290 1 32 41,547 26,106 14,283 1,956 100,821 180
Marine Corps 8,830 2 41,620 3 5,106 25,390 5 12 17,214 6,013 4,684 484 31,871 45
Air Force 36,997 2 26,835 3 5,365 26,209 0 18 28,383 4,839 19,109 122 126,076 435
Coast Guard 1,823 1 2,342 0 635 4,263 0 4 1,824 611 1,352 532 10,860 22
Unknown 920 0 2,017 0 192 1,190 0 1 729 184 1,623 76 3,419 6
Gender Men 18,943 22 100,398 294 37,350 129,771 12 114 89,746 62,311 49,309 3,281 44,776 1,729
Women 136,529 5 145,726 17 33,539 60,890 1 63 57,203 35,849 30,616 2,401 407,417 427
Unknown 2 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0
Age <25 Years 66,401 7 139,784 120 44,419 65,183 7 44 57,426 45,911 11,266 1,838 194,169 349
25–34 55,258 11 51,264 132 14,930 55,253 6 64 51,521 35,214 24,674 1,373 190,783 647
35–44 25,922 8 32,351 51 7,877 42,828 0 47 26,793 13,383 27,473 1,441 57,365 683
>44 7,893 1 22,728 8 3,663 27,399 0 22 11,209 3,653 16,512 1,030 9,879 477
  1. Abbreviations: DS dietary supplements, Prep preparations, CNS central nervous system, GI gastrointestinal, Misc miscellaneous, Vit vitamin, Multivit multivitamin