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Research Article

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

Table 2

Odds ratios (95% confidence interval (CI)) of receiving at least one benzodiazepines or antidepressant prescription in 1999, analysed separately for men and women and for persons younger and older than 65.

Odds ratio* (95% CI) of at least one benzodiazepines prescription Odds ratio* (95% CI) of at least one antidepressants prescription

MenWomenMenWomen
(14.1% of 306,129(25.0% of 428,619(4.5% of 306,129(7.8% of 428,619
with prescription) with prescription)with prescription)with prescription)

Reference1.001.001.001.00
Diabetes1.16 (1.07–1.26)1.14 (1.07–1.21)1.31 (1.15–1.49)1.24 (1.13–1.37)
Pulmonary1.85 (1.76–1.95)1.91 (1.83–1.99)1.37 (1.25–1.51)1.43 (1.34–1.53)
Cardiovascular1.73 (1.69–1.78)1.66 (1.63–1.69)1.48 (1.42–1.54)1.36 (1.33–1.40)
Multimorbidity2.17 (2.09–2.26)1.87 (1.82–1.92)1.80 (1.69–1.93)1.53 (1.46–1.60)

65 years =65 years 65 years =65 years
(17.8% of 487,546(25.7% of 247,202(6.8% of 487,546(5.8% of 247,202
with prescription) with prescription)with prescription)with prescription)

Reference1.001.001.001.00
Diabetes1.17 (1.09–1.24)1.13 (1.05–1.21)1.35 (1.23–1.48)1.11 (0.98–1.26)
Pulmonary1.97 (1.89–2.04)1.73 (1.63–1.83)1.52 (1.43–1.62)1.13 (1.01–1.26)
Cardiovascular1.72 (1.69–1.75)1.65 (1.61–1.68)1.50 (1.46–1.55)1.23 (1.18–1.28)
Multimorbidity2.15 (2.07–2.22)1.85 (1.79–1.91)1.83 (1.74–1.93)1.37 (1.29–1.44)

dds ratio adjusted for age and sex.