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Table 2 Odds ratios for purchases of psychotropic drugs by exit group and type of drug

From: Labor market exit around retirement age in Sweden and trajectories of psychotropic drugs in a context of downsizing

 Pre-exit periodPeri-exit periodPost-exit period
’-1 vs − 4’’ + 1 vs − 1’’ + 4 vs + 1’
Old-age retirement
Antidepressants
  Downsizing0.89 (0.80–0.98)0.91 (0.85–0.98)0.92 (0.84–1.02)
  No downsizing0.89 (0.84–0.95)0.88 (0.84–0.91)0.91 (0.86–0.96)
Sedatives
  Downsizing1.10 (1.00–1.20)1.01 (0.95–1.07)*1.08 (1.00–1.17)
  No downsizing1.04 (0.99–1.10)0.95 (0.92–0.98)1.08 (1.03–1.13)
Anxiolytics
Downsizing1.10 (0.97–1.24)*0.96 (0.89–1.04)1.02 (0.92–1.14)
No downsizing0.98 (0.91–1.06)0.99 (0.95–1.04)1.00 (0.94–1.07)
SA/DP
Antidepressants
  Downsizing1.19 (1.07–1.32)0.88 (0.82–0.94)**0.78 (0.70–0.86)
  No downsizing1.22 (1.14–1.32)0.80 (0.76–0.84)0.80 (0.75–0.86)
Sedatives
  Downsizing1.21 (1.09–1.35)0.99 (0.93–1.06)**1.00 (0.90–1.10)
  No downsizing1.22 (1.13–1.31)0.89 (0.84–0.93)0.94 (0.88–1.01)
Anxiolytics
Downsizing1.25 (1.09–1.44)0.93 (0.85–1.01)0.92 (0.82–1.03)
No downsizing1.25 (1.13–1.38)0.90 (0.85–0.96)0.93 (0.85–1.01)
Unemployment
Antidepressants
  Downsizing0.94 (0.78–1.14)*0.90 (0.80–1.02)0.77 (0.65–0.92)
  No downsizing0.76 (0.67–0.87)0.80 (0.73–0.87)0.70 (0.62–0.79)
Sedatives
  Downsizing0.92 (0.77–1.10)0.86 (0.76–0.97)0.86 (0.73–1.01)
  No downsizing0.91 (0.80–1.04)0.87 (0.80–0.95)1.00 (0.89–1.13)
Anxiolytics
Downsizing0.81 (0.64–1.03)0.93 (0.79–1.09)0.96 (0.77–1.19)
No downsizing0.92 (0.78–1.10)0.88 (0.78–0.99)0.84 (0.72–0.98)
  1. Legend: Odds ratios were adjusted for calendar time and sociodemographic factors from the beginning of the 12-month period of exit, including sex, age, income, education, family status, type of living area, (* p < 0.05, ** p < 0.001 indicating a statistically significant difference in time trends between exposed and unexposed) (n = 235,430)