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Table 2 Estimates of the use of psychotropic drugs in 2009, 2015 and the difference between those years

From: How did the use of psychotropic drugs change during the Great Recession in Portugal? A follow-up to the National Mental Health Survey

 Use in 2009 (%)Use in 2015 (%)Difference between 2009 and 2015 and respective 95%CI (%)a
Any psychotropic drug 
Population20.928.26.74 (3.89–9.60)b
Gender
 Men11.519.17.97 (4.23–11.71)b
 Women30.937.25.54 (1.25–9.84)b
Age
 18–49 at baseline15.325.79.85 (5.90–13.79)b
 ≥ 50 at baseline29.832.02.21(−1.76–6.18)
Antidepressants
Population8.311.02.80 (0.65–4.95)b
Gender
 Men3.65.41.81 (−0.53–4.17)
 Women12.916.63.75 (0.18–7.33)b
Age
 18–49 at baseline7.912.54.72 (1.81–7.62)b
 ≥ 50 at baseline9.18.90.28 (−3.40–2.84)
Anxiolytics
Population12.314.52.36 (−0.32–5.04)
Gender
 Men7.811.43.41 (−0.05–6.87)
 Women16.917.71.33 (−2.75–5.42)
Age
 18–49 at baseline8.913.44.73 (1.21–8.24)b
 ≥ 50 at baseline17.416.31.11 (−5.24–3.03)
Hypnotics/sedatives
Population11.416.94.81 (2.30–7.31)b
Gender
 Men5.412.67.30 (3.96–10.62) b
 Women17.621.12.21(−1.51–5.92)
Age
 18–49 at baseline7.013.85.84 (2.72–8.95)b
 ≥ 50 at baseline18.221.53.31 (−0.86–7.47)
  1. a McNemar’s test
  2. % weighted
  3. bStatistical significance considered when 95%CI does not contain 0
  4. CI Confidence interval