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Table 1 Characteristics of publications on benzodiazepine and Z-drug discontinuation in community dwelling adults

From: Deprescribing benzodiazepines and Z-drugs in community-dwelling adults: a scoping review

Characteristic No. % of 139 articles
Type of article   
Original research   
 Randomized-controlled trial 52 37.4 %
 Before-after study 8 5.8 %
 Nonrandomized controlled trial 6 4.3 %
 Systematic review/meta-analysis 3 2.2 %
 Prospective cohort study 2 1.4 %
 Non-comparative study 2 1.4 %
 Retrospective cohort study 1 0.7 %
Non-original research   
 Narrative review 58 41.7 %
 Guideline 7 5.0 %
Country of origin   
 United States 38 27.3 %
 United Kingdom 33 23.7 %
 Europe 24 17.3 %
 Canada 20 14.4 %
 Australia 13 9.4 %
 Asia 2 1.4 %
 Other 9 6.5 %
Year of publication   
 <1985 4 2.9 %
 1985–1994 50 36.0 %
 1995–2004 40 28.8 %
 2005–2015 45 32.4 %
Primary medical condition   
 Mixed 73 52.5 %
 Anxiety disorders 27 19.4 %
 Insomnia 23 16.5 %
 Panic disorders 16 11.5 %