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Table 1 Characteristics of study population and prevalence of psychotropic drug use at baseline

From: Psychotropic drug use among people with dementia – a six-month follow-up study

Cases, n 278
Women, n (%) 209 (75.2)
Mean age ± SD 82.0 ± 8.0
ADL score (4–24) mean ± SD 12.6 ± 5.4
Cognitive score (0–27) mean ± SD 10.7 ± 7.3
Antidepressant (N06A) use, n (%) 150 (54.0)
Anxiolytics, hypnotics and sedatives (N05B&C) use, n (%) 131 (47.1)
Anxiolytics drug (N05B) use, n (%) 43 (15.5)
Hypnotic and sedative drug (N05C) use, n (%) 107 (38.5)
Antipsychotic drug (N05A) use, n (%) 111 (39.9)
Any psychotropic drug use, n (%) 229 (82.4)
  1. SD = Standard deviation, ADL = Activities of daily living.