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Table 4 Early discontinuation of AD treatment within 180 days after discharge, applying A) The minimum refill method and B) The maximum gap method (50% supply gap)

From: Antidepressant utilization after hospitalization with depression: a comparison between non-Western immigrants and Danish-born residents

  A. Minimum refill method B. Maximum gap method
OR (95% CI) HR (95% CI)
n = 312;events = 41 n = 378;events = 72
Patient characteristic Model A1 Model A2 Model B1 Model B2
Patient origin
Danish-born residents (ref) 1   1   1   1  
Non-Western immigrants 1.80 (0.87-3.73) (p = 0.12) 1.69 (0.79-3.59) (p = 0.17) 1.46 (0.87-2.45) (p = 0.15) 1.52 (0.89-2.61) (p = 0.13)
Sex
Female (ref) 1   1   1   1  
Male 1.82 (0.93-3.55) (p = 0.08) 1.90 (0.96-3.76) (p = 0.06) 1.58 (0.99-2.52) (p = 0.05) 1.59 (0.99-2.55) (p = 0.05)
Age
Continuous 0.98 (0.95-1.01) (p = 0.23) 0.98 (0.95-1.01) (p = 0.19) 0.99 (0.97-1.01) (p = 0.17) 0.98 (0.96-1.00) (p = 0.12)
Annual income 1
<13,405 EUR (ref)    1     1  
13,405-26,809 EUR    0.73 (0.29-1.81) (p = 0.93)    0.75 (0.40-1.40) (p = 0.36)
26,810-40,214 EUR    0.43 (0.15-1.28) (p = 0.13)    0.57 (0.28-1.18) (p = 0.13)
≥40,215 EUR    0.81 (0.23-2.87) (p = 0.75)    1.24 (0.53-2.87) (p = 0.62)
  1. AD Antidepressant, EUR Euro, HR Hazard ratio, OR Odds ratio.
  2. Model A1: OR for not refilling a prescription within 180 days after the first prescription, including patient origin, age and sex.
  3. Model A2: OR for not refilling a prescription within 180 days after the first prescription, including patient origin, age, sex and income.
  4. Model B1: HR for not refilling a prescription within the allowed supply gap, including patient origin, age and sex.
  5. Model B2: HR for not refilling a prescription within the allowed supply gap, including patient origin, age, sex and income.
  6. 1100 EURO = 746 Danish Krone (DKK) (November 2012).