Table 5

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

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


PIP: Potentially inappropriate psychotropic drugs

† 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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