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Table 2 Age, sex and income and utilisation of three or more psychotropic drugs among the study participants (n = 384346).

From: Socioeconomic determinants of psychotropic drug utilisation among elderly: a national population-based cross-sectional study

  Utilisation of three or more psychotropics, No./Total N (%)† Odds Ratio (95% CI)‡ p-value Adjusted Odds Ratio (95% CI)§ p-value
Age      
   75-79 22729/111787 (20.3) 1 (Reference)   1 (Reference)  
   80-84 26227/115802 (22.7) 1.12 (1.09-1.14) < 0.001 1.09 (1.07-1.11) < 0.001
   85+ 36226/137798 (26.3) 1.25 (1.22-1.27) < 0.001 1.19 (1.16-1.21) < 0.001
Sex      
   Men 24671/112602 (21.9) 1 (Reference)   1 (Reference)  
   Women 60511/252786 (23.9) 1.17 (1.15-1.19) < 0.001 1.14 (1.12-1.16) < 0.001
Income*      
   High 25959/121784 (21.3) 1 (Reference)   1 (Reference)  
   Middle 29087/124009 (23.5) 1.11 (1.09-1.13) < 0.001 1.06 (1.04-1.08) < 0.001
   Low 30075/119233 (25.2) 1.19 (1.17-1.21) < 0.001 1.12 (1.10-1.14) < 0.001
  1. * Family disposable income for year 2005, adjusted for family size.
  2. † The denominator was adjusted according to the proportion of days the population was resident in the country and alive during 2006
  3. ‡ Adjusted for the proportion of days resident in the country and alive during 2006
  4. § Adjusted for age, sex, income, country of birth, proportion of days resident in the country and alive during 2006, and number of unique nonpsychotropic drug substances purchased during the study period.