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dc.contributor.authorNdukwe, HC
dc.contributor.authorWang, T
dc.contributor.authorTordoff, JM
dc.contributor.authorCroucher, MJ
dc.contributor.authorNishtala, PS
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-04T23:29:04Z
dc.date.available2021-05-04T23:29:04Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1440-6381
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/ajag.12298
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/404145
dc.description.abstractAim: To examine psychotropic drug utilisation in older people in New Zealand by age, sex, health board domicile and deprivation status. Methods: A repeated cross-sectional analysis of population-based drug utilisation data stratified by age, sex, ethnicity, health board and deprivation status was conducted from 2005 to 2013. Results: Psychotropic utilisation increased between 2005 and 2013 (ranging from 7.0 to 74.0%) across all the health boards. In people aged 85 years and above, the hypnotic and sedative prevalence ratio compared to the 65- to 69-year age group was 1.45 (95% CI 1.44, 1.46). Between 2005 and 2013, the antidepressants prevalence ratio increased (1.27 (95% CI 1.22, 1.33)) relative to anxiolytics. Conclusions: Overall psychotropic drug utilisation increased over time. Despite safety concerns, hypnotic and sedative utilisation increased in the oldest vulnerable group. Shifts from anxiolytics to antidepressants in some health boards were consistent with guidelines for extended indications of antidepressant drug use.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherWiley
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom242
dc.relation.ispartofpageto248
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralasian Journal on Ageing
dc.relation.ispartofvolume35
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDemography
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStudies in Human Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1603
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode16
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode17
dc.subject.keywordsdefined daily dose
dc.subject.keywordsolder people
dc.subject.keywordsprevalence ratio
dc.subject.keywordspsychotropic drug
dc.subject.keywordsvariation
dc.titleGeographic variation in psychotropic drug utilisation among older people in New Zealand
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationNdukwe, HC; Wang, T; Tordoff, JM; Croucher, MJ; Nishtala, PS, Geographic variation in psychotropic drug utilisation among older people in New Zealand, Australasian Journal on Ageing, 2016, 35 (4), pp. 242-248
dc.date.updated2021-05-04T23:28:28Z
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gro.griffith.authorNdukwe, Henry C.


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