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Table 3 Prevalence (%) of psychotropic drug use according to education, income, and occupation 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 Socioeconomic variables Latin America (Natal + Manizales) Canada (Kingston + Saint-Hyacinthe) Albania (Tirana)
    N = 802 Percent P-value N = 799 Percent P-value N = 394 Percent P-value
Anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics (ASH) Education < Secondary 608 1.8 0.196 30 10.0 0.724 45 6.7 0.984
  Secondary or higher 194 0.5   769 8.2   349 6.6  
Income Low/Medium 584 1.0 0.073 458 9.4 0.141 270 5.2 0.095
  High 218 2.8   325 6.5   124 9.7  
Occupation Manual 698 1.6 0.630 300 10.3 0.099 251 6.4 0.812
  Non-manual 104 1.0   499 7.0   143 7.0  
Antidepressants (ADP) Education < Secondary 608 3.8 0.024 30 23.3 0.082 45 2.2 0.391
  Secondary or higher 194 7.7   769 12.5   349 0.9  
Income Low/Medium 584 4.6 0.802 458 14.6 0.147 270 0.7 0.423
  High 218 5.0   325 11.1   124 1.6  
Occupation Manual 698 3.7 < 0.001 300 13.3 0.772 251 1.6 0.129
  Non-manual 104 11.5   499 12.6   143 0.0  
Analgesics/ antiepileptics/antiparkinsonians (AEP) Education < Secondary 608 13.0 0.075 30 23.3 0.128 45 20.0 0.493
  Secondary or higher 194 8.2   769 13.5   349 24.6  
Income Low/Medium 584 13.7 0.008 458 17.5 < 0.001 270 25.2 0.462
  High 218 6.9   325 8.6   124 21.8  
Occupation Manual 698 12.9 0.017 300 16.3 0.122 251 22.3 0.268
  Non-manual 104 4.8   499 12.4   143 27.3  
At least one psychotropic drug (MSN) Education < Secondary 608 17.3 0.558 30 43.3 0.076 45 24.4 0.392
  Secondary or higher 194 15.5   769 28.3   349 30.7  
Income Low/Medium 584 18.2 0.103 458 33.6 < 0.001 270 30.4 0.788
  High 218 13.3   325 22.2   124 29.0  
Occupation Manual 698 16.9 0.887 300 31.3 0.242 251 28.3 0.340
  Non-manual 104 16.3   499 27.5   143 32.9  
  1. P-value were obtained by Chi-square test