Depression Research and Treatment / 2010 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Prescribing Antidepressants and Benzodiazepines in the Netherlands: Is Chronic Physical Illness Involved?

Table 1

Odds ratios (95% confidence interval (CI)) of receiving at least one benzodiazepines or antidepressant prescription in 1999.

N (%)% MenMean ageAt least one benzodiazepines prescription (%)Odds ratio* (95% CI) benzo-diazepines prescriptionAt least one anti- depressants prescription (%)Odds ratio* (95% CI) for antidepressants prescription

Reference467,292 (63.6)41.857.516.51.005.91.00
Diabetes11,128 (1.5)46.062.219.21.15 (1.09–1.21)6.71.27 (1.18–1.37)
Pulmonary20,871 (2.8) 48.160.226.41.85 (1.79–1.91)7.51.39 (1.32–1.47)
Cardiovascular191,091 (26.0)40.364.827.21.68 (1.66–1.71)7.21.40 (1.37–1.43)
Multimorbidity44,366 (6.0)42.066.330.41.96 (1.91–2.00)8.01.60 (1.54–1.66)

dds ratio adjusted for age and sex.