To analyse sex differences among recipients of benzodiazepines in Dutch general practice.
Design-Study of consultations and associated interventions as recorded in the Dutch national survey of general practice.
Setting-Practices of 45 general practitioners monitored during 1 April to 30 June 1987.
Subjects-61249 patients (29035 (47.4%) men in the age groups 19.44, 45.64, and 65 years and over.
Main outcome measures-Symptoms among recipients of repeat as well as new benzodiazepine prescriptions stratified by sex and age.
Prescriptions for benzodiazepines were found to be significantly more common among women than among men, (a) after correcting for the sex distribution of the total patient population, and (b) in the two oldest age groups after correcting for the number of consultations.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traitement, Homme, Sexe, Chimiothérapie, Médecine générale, Benzodiazépine dérivé, Pays Bas, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Treatment, Human, Sex, Chemotherapy, Internal medicine, Benzodiazepine derivatives, Netherlands, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0606425
Code Inist : 002B02B07. Création : 199406.