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Table 3 Prescription of anxiolytics/hypnotics (at least one prescription in 2008) in France and in Italy according to patient age, sex, and nasal preparation and antidepressant prescriptions (univariate analyses)

From: Prescription of antibiotics and anxiolytics/hypnotics to asthmatic patients in general practice: a cross-sectional study based on French and Italian prescribing data

  France Italy
  Yes No P-value Yes No P-value
Patients 551 (17.8) 2542 (82.2)   267 (6.9) 3611 (93.1)  
Age (yrs.)
[13–17] 28 (5.1) 457 (18.0) <0.0001 9 (3.4) 409 (11.3) <0.0001
[18–29] 185 (33.6) 1032 (40.6)   56 (21.0) 1311 (36.3)  
[30–40] 338 (61.3) 1053 (41.4)   202 (75.6) 1891 (52.4)  
Sex
Female 359 (65.15) 1179 (46.4)   186 (69.7) 1699 (47.1)  
Male 192 (34.8) 1363 (53.6) <0.0001 81 (30.3) 1906 (52.9) <0.0001
Nasal preparations*
No 222 (40.3) 1126 (44.3) 0.09 237 (88.8) 3198 (88.6) 0.92
Yes 329 (59.7) 1416 (55.7)   30 (11.2) 413 (11.4)  
Prescription of antidepressants*
No 401 (72.8) 2468 (97.1) <0.0001 169 (63.3) 3446 (95.4) <0.0001
Yes 150 (27.2) 74 (2.9)   98 (36.7) 165 (4.6)  
  1. Data are presented as n (%). *At least one prescription in 2008.