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Table 1 Frequency (%) of Benzodiazepine and Similar Sedative-Hypnotic Use, by Demographic Variables

From: Hypnotic use in a population-based sample of over thirty-five thousand interviewed Canadians

Demographic Variables % 95% C.I.
Sex   
   • Men 2.5 2.2 – 2.8
   • Women 4.2 3.9 – 4.6
Age   
   • 18 to 64 years 2.4 2.2 – 2.7
   • 65 years and over 8.5 7.7 – 9.4
Marital Status   
   • Married or Common-law 2.8 2.5 – 3.1
   • Single, Separated, Divorced, Widowed 4.4 4.0 – 4.8
Income   
   • High Income 2.3 2.0 – 2.6
   • Low Income 5.7 5.2 – 6.3
Education   
   • High Education 2.4 2.1 – 2.6
   • Low Education 4.8 4.3 – 5.2