Table 3

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

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


† Adjusted for age, sex, country of birth, and number of unique nonpsychotropic drug substances purchased during the study period

* Individuals who died or migrated during 2006 were excluded due to missing information on marital status

Lesén et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:118   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-118

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