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Table 5 Marital status and utilisation of potentially inappropriate psychotropics among the study participants (n = 343530)*.

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

  PIP, No. (%) Odds Ratio (95% CI) p-value Adjusted Odds Ratio (95% CI) † p-value
Total (n = 343530)      
Married 44501 (38.1) 1 (Reference)   1 (Reference)  
Never married 9275 (42.6) 1.21 (1.17-1.24) < 0.001 1.25 (1.21-1.29) < 0.001
Divorced 15068 (42.2) 1.18 (1.16-1.21) < 0.001 1.18 (1.15-1.21) < 0.001
Widow/widower 64433 (38.1) 1.00 (0.98-1.01) 0.820 1.02 (1.01-1.04) 0.009
Men (n = 103690)      
Married 22303 (38.2) 1 (Reference)   1 (Reference)  
Never married 3755 (44.7) 1.31 (1.25-1.37) < 0.001 1.35 (1.29-1.41) < 0.001
Divorced 4378 (43.4) 1.24 (1.19-1.29) < 0.001 1.24 (1.18-1.29) < 0.001
Widow/widower 10420 (38.9) 1.03 (1.00-1.06) 0.068 1.04 (1.01-1.07) < 0.001
Women (n = 239840)      
Married 22198 (38.0) 1 (Reference)   1 (Reference)  
Never married 5520 (41.4) 1.15 (1.11-1.19) < 0.001 1.18 (1.14-1.23) < 0.001
Divorced 10690 (41.7) 1.17 (1.13-1.20) < 0.001 1.15 (1.11-1.18) < 0.001
Widow/widower 54013 (37.9) 1.00 (0.98-1.02) 0.691 1.01 (0.99-1.03) 0.530
  1. PIP: Potentially inappropriate psychotropic drugs
  2. † Adjusted for age, sex, country of birth, and number of unique nonpsychotropic drug substances purchased during the study period
  3. * Individuals who died or migrated during 2006 were excluded due to missing information on marital status