Defense Date

2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Pharmaceutical Sciences

First Advisor

Cynthia Kirkwood

Abstract

Objective: To determine if the prevalence of anti-diabetic and antilipidemic medication use among children treated with atypical antipsychotics is higher than those not treated with antipsychotics. Methods: Virginia Medicaid beneficiaries (2-17 years) continuously enrolled from August 1, 2010 to July 31, 2011 with at least two prescription claims for atypical antipsychotics were the exposed group. All other subjects during the study period were the non-exposed group. Prevalence of anti-diabetic and antilipidemic medication use in both groups were computed and compared using Chi-square test (α=0.05). Results: A total of 299,593 and 4,922 subjects were identified as the non-exposed and exposed groups, respectively. Prevalence of anti-diabetic medication use was 0.32% in the unexposed and 1.40% in the exposed group (p<0.0001). Prevalence of antilipidemic medication use was 0.09% in the unexposed and 0.35% in the exposed group (p<0.0001). Conclusion: Prevalence of anti-diabetic and antilipidemic medication use in the exposed group was significantly higher.

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Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

5-21-2013

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