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Table 4 Factors associated with the prescription of psychotropic drugs

From: High prevalence of prescription of psychotropic drugs for older patients in a general hospital

Influencing variables   Univariate model   Multivariable modela
  % OR 95%CI p value OR 95%-CI p value
intensive care unitb
 no 52.8 1.0      
 yes 67.7 1.87 (1.33–2.64) 0.0004 2.08 (1.47–2.96) 0.0001
sex
 male 48.8 1.0      
 female 57.7 1.43 (1.20–1.70) 0.0001 1.36 (1.14–1.63) 0.0006
age
 65–84 years 51.9 1.0      
 ≥ 85 years 58.9 1.33 (1.10–1.60) 0.0036 1.10 (0.90–1.35) 0.33
department
 surgical departments 51.3 1.0      
 internal medicine 50.3 0.96 (0.80–1.15) 0.67 0.96 (0.80–1.16) 0.70
 geriatrics 73.9 2.69 (2.01–3.60) 0.0001 2.68 (1.99–3.61) 0.0001
  1. P values, odds ratios and confidence intervals from univariate and multivariable logistic regression. (%) refers to patients prescribed psychotropic drugs based on N = 2130, OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval
  2. aGoodness of fit (Hosmer–Lemeshow test: p = 0.16)
  3. bPatients were treated at the intensive care unit (ICU) for part of their hospital stay. Psychotropic drugs administered during the ICU stay were not included in this evaluation