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Table 2 Risk factors for aspirin and NSAID associated ulcer complications, in order of relative importance

From: Balancing the gastrointestinal benefits and risks of nonselective NSAIDs

Rank Risk factor
1 Personal history of complicated ulcer disease
2 Concurrent use of more than one NSAID (including aspirin)
3 Use of high doses of NSAIDs
4 Concurrent use of an anticoagulant
5 Personal history of uncomplicated peptic ulcer disease
6 Age >70 years
7 Concurrent use of steroids
  1. NSAID, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Reproduced with permission from Elsevier [16].