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Long-term benzodiazepine use by elderly people living in the community

Jorm, Anthony F; Grayson, David A; Creasey, Helen; Waite, Louise; Broe, G Anthony


Objective: To investigate the prevalence of long-term benzodiazepine use in an elderly community sample, and factors associated with such use. Method: Data came from the Sydney Older Persons Study, a longitudinal study of people aged 75 or over. There were 337 subjects who were interviewed in 1991-93, and subsequently followed up after three and 4.5 years. At the first interview, subjects were assessed for socio-demographic characteristics, physical and mental health, and use of health...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health


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