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Table 1 Patient and prescriber characteristics at benzodiazepine initiation (France, 2011-2012)

From: Did the new French pay-for-performance system modify benzodiazepine prescribing practices?

  2011 2012
N = 41,393 N = 41,980
Patient characteristics n % n %
Agea 51.77; 51 (17.66) 52.66; 52 (17.84)
Male 13,696 33.09 14,016 33.39
Place of residence     
  Rural 14,096 34.05 14,617 34.82
  Urban 25,911 62.60 26,627 63.43
  Unknown 1,386 3.35 736 1.75
Prescriber characteristics     
Initiation by GP 41,357 99.91 41,893 99.79
  1. aMean; median (SD).