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Table 3 Univariate logistic analysis for overdose of prescribed psychotropic drugs by age group

From: Evaluation of factors related to overdose in patients with impaired consciousness who are transported by emergency medical services: an age-specific research

Age group Univariate analysis Odds ratio (95% CI) P-value
(a) Benzodiazepines
 ≤ 39 2.36 (0.96–6.13) 0.07
 40–59 4.64 (1.61–13.4) 0.005a
 ≥ 60 3.00 (0.98–9.14) 0.053
(b) Antidepressant drugs  
 ≤ 39 1.61 (0.57–4.53) 0.364
 40–59 11.4 (2.35–55.8) 0.003a
 ≥ 60 2.61 (0.40–17.0) 0.317
(c) Antipsychotic drugs  
 ≤ 39 2.54 (0.96–6.72) 0.061
 40–59 2.71 (0.92–7.97) 0.071
 ≥ 60 4.00 (0.88–18.1) 0.07
  1. n: Overdose/Other consciousness disorders; 39 years (72/28), 40–59 years (34/31) and 60 years (22/35)
  2. aSignificant difference