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Table 2 Unadjusted odds ratios for patient and prescriber characteristics and use of high daily doses

From: High daily doses of benzodiazepines among Quebec seniors: prevalence and correlates

    High daily dose Less than high daily dose   
    n (%) n (%) Odds ratio 95% CI
Prescriber Gender female 11 (10.2) 68 (13.6) 1 Reference
   male 97 (89.8) 431 (86.4) 1.39 0.71–2.73
  Year of graduation 1980+ 15 (13.9) 80 (16.0) 1 Reference
   1970–79 40 (37.0) 211 (42.3) 1.01 0.53–1.93
   1960–69 28 (25.9) 107 (21.4) 1.4 0.70–2.79
   pre 1960 25 (23.1) 101 (20.2) 1.32 0.65–2.67
  Specialist no 93 (18.6) 408 (81.4) 1 Reference
   yes 15 (14.2) 91 (85.8) 0.72 0.40–1.31
Patient Gender female 70 (64.8) 357 (71.5) 1 Reference
   male 38 (31.5) 142 (28.5) 1.37 0.88–2.12
  Age 66–69 22 (20.4) 83 (16.6) 1 Reference
   70–74 34 (23.6) 110 (22.0) 1.17 0.64–2.14
   75–79 27 (31.5) 143 (28.7) 0.71 0.38–1.33
   80+ 25 (23.1) 163 (32.7) 0.58 0.31–1.09
  Anxiety no 62 (57.4) 353 (70.7) 1 Reference
   yes 46 (42.8) 146 (29.3) 1.79 1.17–2.75
  3MS > 78 82 (75.9) 361 (72.3) 1 Reference
   < 78 26 (24.1) 138 (27.7) 0.83 0.51–1.34
  CDS < 4 92 (85.2) 417 (83.6) 1 Reference
   > 4 16 (14.8) 82 (16.4) 0.88 0.50–1.58
  previous use no 6 (5.6) 65 (13.0) 1 Reference
   yes 102 (94.4) 434 (87.0) 2.55 1.07–6.04