Table 1

Characteristics of study population and comparison between people with and without antipsychotics
With AP Without AP Total p-value
Cases, n (%) 132 (38.4) 212 (61.6) 344
Women, n (%) 92 (69.7) 153 (72.2) 245 (71.2) 0.62
Mean age ± SD 80.9 ± 8.6 82.9 ± 7.2 82.1 ± 7.8 0.02
ADL score (4-24) mean ± SD 11.9 ± 5.2 12.2 ± 5.4 12.1 ± 5.3 0.63
Cognitive score (0-27) mean ± SD 10.6 ± 7.4 10.0 ± 7.2 10.2 ± 7.3 0.47
Antidepressant (N06A) use, n (%) 73 (55.3) 107 (50.5) 180 (52.3) 0.38
Anxiolytics, hypnotics and sedatives (N05B&C) use, n (%) 72 (54.5) 84 (39.6) 156 (45.3) 0.007
Anxiolytics (N05B) use, n (%) 28 (21.2) 18 (8.5) 46 (13.4) 0.001
Hypnotics and sedatives (N05C) use, n (%) 63 (47.7) 76 (35.8) 139 (40.4) 0.029
Anti-dementia drugs (N06D) use, n (%) 26 (19.7) 45 (21.2) 71 (20.6) 0.733

SD= Standard Deviation, ADL= activities of daily living, AP= Antipsychotic drug.

Gustafsson et al.

Gustafsson et al. BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology 2013 14:10   doi:10.1186/2050-6511-14-10

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