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Table 1 Characteristics of hospital stays of patients aged 75 and over who were administered at least two psychotropic drugs and one long half-life benzodiazepine more than once (case group 1, N = 203) compared to hospital stays of patients aged 75 and over who were administered at least two psychotropic drugs and one long half-life benzodiazepine only once (case group 2, N = 159) during stay; Bordeaux, from July 2014 to July 2015

From: Appropriateness of psychotropic drug prescriptions in the elderly: structuring tools based on data extracted from the hospital information system to understand physician practices

Characteristics Case group 1 (N=203) Case group 2 (N=159)
N % N %
Gender of the patient
 Male 86 42.4 53 33.3
 Female 117 57.6 106 66.7
Stay with high level of severity
 Yes 137 67.5 91 57.2
 No 66 32.5 68 42.8
Management for mental disordersa 53 26.1 23 14.5
Psychiatric disordersb
 Dementia 81 39.9 57 35.8
 Cognitive disorders 70 34.5 55 34.6
 Mood disordersa 71 35.0 36 22.6
 Anxiety disorders 62 30.5 45 28.3
 Psychoses and personality disorders 39 19.2 25 15.7
 Alcohol addiction 16 7.9 6 3.8
  1. aStatistically significant difference (level of significance = 5%)
  2. bCodes of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision (ICD-10): Dementia (F00, F01, F02, F03); Cognitive disorders (R41, F06.7); Mood disorders (F32, F33, F38, F39); Anxiety disorders (F40, F41, F42, F43); Psychoses (F20, F21, F22, F23, F24, F25, F28, F29) and personality disorders (F60, F61, F62, F63, F64, F65, F66, F68); Alcohol addiction (F10)