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Table 3 Marital status and utilisation of three or more psychotropic drugs among the study participants (n = 343530)*.

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

  Utilisation of three or more psychotropics, No. (%) Odds Ratio (95% CI) p-value Adjusted Odds Ratio (95% CI) † p-value
Total (n = 343530)      
Married 21238 (18.2) 1 (Reference)   1 (Reference)  
Never married 5028 (23.1) 1.35 (1.31-1.40) < 0.001 1.35 (1.30-1.40) < 0.001
Divorced 8546 (23.9) 1.41 (1.37-1.45) < 0.001 1.35 (1.31-1.39) < 0.001
Widow/widower 37332 (22.1) 1.27 (1.25-1.30) < 0.001 1.17 (1.14-1.19) < 0.001
Men (n = 103690)      
Married 10119 (17.3) 1 (Reference)   1 (Reference)  
Never married 1897 (22.6) 1.39 (1.32-1.47) < 0.001 1.45 (1.37-1.54) < 0.001
Divorced 2165 (21.4) 1.30 (1.24-1.37) < 0.001 1.32 (1.25-1.39) < 0.001
Widow/widower 5489 (20.5) 1.23 (1.18-1.27) < 0.001 1.19 (1.15-1.24) < 0.001
Women (n = 239840)      
Married 11119 (19.0) 1 (Reference)   1 (Reference)  
Never married 3131 (23.5) 1.30 (1.25-1.36) < 0.001 1.28 (1.23-1.34) < 0.001
Divorced 6381 (24.9) 1.41 (1.34-1.46) < 0.001 1.35 (1.30-1.40) < 0.001
Widow/widower 31843 (22.4) 1.22 (1.19-1.25) < 0.001 1.15 (1.12-1.18) < 0.001
  1. † Adjusted for age, sex, country of birth, and number of unique nonpsychotropic drug substances purchased during the study period
  2. * Individuals who died or migrated during 2006 were excluded due to missing information on marital status