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Table 2 Prevalence (%) of psychotropic drug use by sex for sites in Canada, Latin America, and Albania

From: Social differences associated with the use of psychotropic drugs among men and women aged 65 to 74 years living in the community: the international mobility in aging study (IMIAS)

Psychotropic drugs Sex Latin America (Natal + Manizales) Canada (Kingston + Saint-Hyacinthe) Albania (Tirana)
N = 802 (%) P-value N = 799 (%) P-value N = 394 (%) P-value
Anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics (ASH) Male 390 1.3 0.627 377 6.9 0.186 188 5.3 0.328
Female 412 1.7   422 9.5   206 7.8  
Antidepressants (ADP) Male 390 3.8 0.247 377 9.0 0.002 188 1.6 0.272
Female 412 5.6   422 16.4   206 0.5  
Analgesics/ antiepileptics/antiparkinsonians (AEP) Male 390 7.2 <0.001 377 10.9 0.020 188 23.9 0.938
Female 412 16.3   422 16.6   206 24.3  
At least one psychotropic drug (MSN) Male 390 11.5 < 0.001 377 23.1 0.001 188 29.1 0.947
Female 412 21.8   422 34.1   206 30.1  
  1. P-value were obtained by Chi-square test