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Table 6 Prevalence ratios of analgesics/antiepileptics/antiparkinsonians (AEP) 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)

Socioeconomic variables Latin America (Natal + Manizales) Canada (Kingston + Saint-Hyacinthe) Albania (Tirana)
   PR 95 % CI P-value PR 95 % CI P-value PR 95 % CI P-value
Education < Secondary 1.36 0.81–2.29 0.247 1.35 0.62–2.94 0.447 0.78 0.42–1.45 0.440
Secondary or higher Ref.    Ref.    Ref.   
Site 1 vs Site 2 3.53 2.28–5.47 < 0.001 0.66 0.46–0.96 0.028    
Income Low/Medium 1.13 0.66–1.95 0.651 1.64 1.06–2.54 0.025 1.11 0.75–1.66 0.598
High Ref.    Ref.    Ref.   
Site 1 vs Site 2 3.42 2.20–5.31 < 0.001 0.75 0.52–1.08 0.124    
Occupation Manual 2.63 1.07–6.44 0.034 1.16 0.81–1.68 0.411 0.82 0.58–1.17 0.278
Non-manual Ref.    Ref.    Ref.   
Site 1 vs Site 2 3.57 2.30–5.54 < 0.001 0.68 0.47–0.98 0.037    
  1. Controlled for site, age and sex, depression, and number of chronic illnesses, as well as comparison between grouped sites, if applicable
  2. In Latin America, site 1 = Manizales and site 2 = Natal; In Canada, site 1 = Kingston and site 2 = Saint-Hyacinthe