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Table 1 Psychotropic drugs prescribed to elderly suicide cases (n = 85) and population controls (N = 153).

From: Are sedatives and hypnotics associated with increased suicide risk of suicide in the elderly?

Type of drug prescribed Cases n (%) Controls n (%) OR(95% CI)a OR(95% CI)b
Any antidepressant 34 (40) 9 (6) 10.7 (4.8–23.8) 0.9 (0.2–3.2)
   SSRIs 23 (27) 8 (5) 6.7 (2.9–15.9) 0.8 (0.2–2.9)
Antipsychotics 9 (11) 4 (3) 4.4 (1.3–14.8) 2.7 (0.8–10.1)
Sedatives 31 (36) 6 (4) 14.1 (5.6–35.6) 4.4 (1.3–15.2)
Hypnotics 48 (56) 16 (10) 10.8 (5.4–21.5) 4.2 (1.6–11.0)
  1. Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals.
  2. a Unadjusted
  3. b Adjusted for age, sex and indication. Antidepressants adjusted for affective and anxiety disorders, antipsychotics adjusted for psychotic disorders, sedatives and hypnotics adjusted for any DSM IV Axis I disorder.