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Hypnotics and mortality in an elderly general population: a 12-year prospective study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, September 2013
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Hypnotics and mortality in an elderly general population: a 12-year prospective study
Published in
BMC Medicine, September 2013
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-11-212
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Isabelle Jaussent, Marie-Laure Ancelin, Claudine Berr, Karine Pérès, Jacqueline Scali, Alain Besset, Karen Ritchie, Yves Dauvilliers


Hypnotics are widely used by the elderly, and their impact on mortality remains controversial. The inconsistent findings could be due to methodological limitations, notably the lack of control for underlying sleep symptoms or illness associated with hypnotic use, for example, insomnia symptoms and excessive daytime sleepiness, depression and anxiety. Our objective was to examine the association between the use of hypnotics and mortality risk in a large cohort of community-dwelling elderly, taking into account a wide range of potential competing risks including sociodemographic characteristics, lifestyle, and chronic disorders as well as underlying psychiatric disorders and sleep complaints.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 1%
France 1 1%
Unknown 75 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 21%
Student > Bachelor 10 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 12%
Researcher 8 10%
Other 7 9%
Other 18 23%
Unknown 9 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 32 42%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 10%
Psychology 6 8%
Neuroscience 4 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 5%
Other 13 17%
Unknown 10 13%

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