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Table 3 Prevalence in use of psychotropic drugs according to nursing home admission

From: Prevalence and persistent use of psychotropic drugs in older adults receiving domiciliary care at baseline

  A2 A3
NHA/no NHA NHA/no NHA
(N = 89/510) (N = 114/339)
Psychotropic drug use
Antipsychotics (AP) 11.2 / 3.5** 18.4 / 2.7***
 Traditional AP 7.9 / 3.1* 12.3 / 2.7***
 Atypical AP 4.5 / 0.4** 7.0 / 0
Antidepressants 33.7 / 17.8** 43.0 / 15.3***
Anxiolytics 20.2 / 10.4* 21.1 / 8.6**
Sedatives 25.8 / 20.6 32.5 / 19.5**
Anti-dementia drugs 23.6 / 7.6*** 20.2 / 3.2***
Any PTD 67.4 / 41.6*** 73.7 / 37.2***
  1. A2: Assessment 2, 18 months after baseline
  2. A3: Assessment 3, 36 months after baseline
  3. NHA Nursing home admission, no NHA Living at home, PTD Psychotropic drugs
  4. * p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01; *** p < 0.001; p-values were calculated by generalized linear mixed model adjusting for municipality level if present