Table 3– Crude and adjusted odds ratios of hospitalisation for adrenal insufficiency associated with dosages (in tertiles) of inhaled corticosteroids cumulated in the past year by the current and recent users
CasesControlsCrude ORAdjusted# OR (95% CI)
Subjects n3923920
No use in the past year40.354.3ReferenceReference
Recency of use in the past year as cumulative dose (tertiles)
 Current use
  <60 000 μg15.112.51.591.25 (0.83–1.87)
  60 000–157 000 μg15.311.11.930.96 (0.60–1.52)
  >157 000 μg15.36.33.571.90 (1.07–3.37)
 Recent use+
  <30 000 μg1.83.60.610.53 (0.22–1.27)
  30 000–100 000 μg3.33.21.410.87 (0.40–1.90)
  >100 000 μg2.60.74.711.11 (0.56–3.43)
  • Data are presented as %, unless otherwise stated. #: adjusted for all factors reported in table 1; : prescription within 90 days before the index date; +: prescription 91–180 days before the index date.