Table 3

Prescribed medication and association with MES
Prescribed first generation antipsychotics Number (%) Number of patients with MES (%) χ2, P-value
Yes 51 (37) 25 (49) χ2 = 6.69, p = 0.01
No 88 (63) 24 (27)
Prescribed Second Generation Antipsychotics
Yes 81 (58) 26 (32) NS
No 58 (42) 23 (39)
Prescribed Clozapine
Yes 16 (12) 5 (31) NS
No 123 (89) 44 (36)
Prescribed Long Acting Antipsychotic Injection
Yes 33 (24) 14 (42) NS
No 106 (76) 35 (33)
Prescribed an antihypertensive
Yes 32 (23) 18 (56) χ2 = 8.03, p < 0.01
No 107 (77) 31 (29)
Prescribed a statin
Yes 6 (4) 6 (100) χ2 = 11.52, p < 0.01
No 133 (96) 43 (32)
Prescribed diabetes treatment
Yes 16 (12) 12 (75) χ2 = 12.52, p < 0.01
No 123 (89) 37 (30)

P for association between prescribed medications and metabolic syndrome, tested by χ2 test.

NS = Not significant.

Bressington et al.

Bressington et al. BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:87   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-13-87

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