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Table 3 Frequency (%) of Benzodiazepine and Similar Sedative-Hypnotic Use, by Diagnosis

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

Diagnosis % 95% C.I.
Any Mood disorder 11.9 10.0 – 13.8
Any Anxiety disorder 11.4 9.4 – 13.4
Any Substance abuse disorder 2.3 1.4 – 3.3
Agoraphobia with panic* 17.5 10.7 – 24.4
Agoraphobia without panic 17.7 9.0 – 26.5
Alcohol Dependence 2.2 1.1 – 3.2
Mania 10.3 6.1 – 14.5
Panic Disorder* 14.2 10.4 – 17.9
Major Depressive Episode 12.3 10.3 – 14.3
Social Phobia 10.0 7.7 – 12.4
Self-reported Epilepsy** 12.4 6.4 – 18.4
Self-reported Schizophrenia** 19.2 11.2 – 27.1
  1. * The diagnoses "agoraphobia with panic" and "panic disorder" are not mutually exclusive.
  2. **The interview included items asking about a diagnosis of these conditions "by a health professional."