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Table 4 Age, sex, and income and utilisation of potentially inappropriate psychotropics among the study participants (n = 384346).

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

  PIP, No./Total N (%)† Odds Ratio (95% CI)‡ p-value Adjusted Odds Ratio (95% CI)§ p-value
Age      
   75-79 45788/111787 (41.0) 1 (Reference)   1 (Reference)  
   80-84 46658/115802 (40.3) 0.95 (0.93-0.96) < 0.001 0.93 (0.91-0.94) < 0.001
   85+ 58171/137798 (42.2) 0.95 (0.93-0.96) < 0.001 0.91 (0.90-0.93) < 0.001
Sex      
   Men 47997/112602 (42.6) 1 (Reference)   1 (Reference)  
   Women 102620/252786 (40.6) 0.96 (0.95-0.97) < 0.001 0.94 (0.93-0.95) < 0.001
Income*      
   High 48027/121784 (39.4) 1 (Reference)   1 (Reference)  
   Middle 51491/124009 (41.5) 1.07 (1.06-1.09) < 0.001 1.08 (1.07-1.10) < 0.001
   Low 50983/119233 (42.8) 1.10 (1.08-1.12) < 0.001 1.14 (1.13-1.16) < 0.001
  1. PIP: Potentially inappropriate psychotropic drugs
  2. * Family disposable income for year 2005, adjusted for family size.
  3. † The denominator was adjusted for the proportion of days the population was resident in the country and alive during 2006
  4. ‡ Adjusted for the proportion of days resident in the country and alive during 2006
  5. §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.