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Table 1 Clinical and sociodemographic features of the sample

From: High-dose benzodiazepine dependence: a qualitative study of patients’ perception on cessation and withdrawal

   n %
Number of participants   41  
Gender    
  Male 31 75.6
  Female 10 24.4
Duration of use    
  <5 years 14 34.1
  5-9 years 12 29.3
  >10 years 14 34.1
  Could not recall 1 2.4
Age of onset    
  <25 15 36.6
  25-39 18 43.9
  >40 7 17.1
  Could not recall 1 2.4
Employment status    
  Employed 12 29.3
  Not employed 11 26.8
  Retired 1 2.4
  Disability pension 16 39.0
  No data 1 2.4
Diazepam equivalent dosages    
  <50 mg 14 34.1
  50-99 mg 14 34.1
  >100 mg 13 31.7
Lifetime substance use except for benzodiazepines    
  None 4 9.8
  One 8 19.5
  More than one 29 70.7
Number of comorbid psychiatric diagnosis groups except substance use disorders (F2, F3, F4, F6, F9)    
  None 10 24.4
  One 15 36.6
  More than one 16 39.0
Comorbid psychiatric diagnosis groups except substanc use disorders    
  F2 1 2.4
  F3 21 51.2
  F4 12 29.3
  F6 14 34.1
  F9 1 2.4