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Table 1 Medication prescriptions among Medicaid enrollees with incident SLE, 2000 to 2004 according to county-level SESa

From: Area-level socioeconomic status and variation in medication use among Medicaid enrollees with incident systemic lupus erythematosus, 2000 to 2004

  Corticosteroids Hydroxychloroquine Immunosuppressantsb
  OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Increasing county-level SES 0.94 0.89-0.99 1.04 0.99-1.09 1.12 1.05-1.20
  1. aMultivariable logistic regression models adjusted for number of Medicaid-enrolled months, age at first SLE claim, race/ethnicity, sex, geographic region, Health Professional Shortage Area, and state-level number of rheumatologists. bImmunosuppressants include: azathioprine, mycophenolate mofetil, cyclophosphamide (oral and intravenous), cyclosporine or tacrolimus