Table 4

Alcohol consumption among psychotropic drug users aged 60–79 years—overall and in major subgroups: German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Adults (DEGS1) 2008–2011

 Alcohol consumption according to frequencyAlcohol consumption according to quantity
 At least once a weekAt least once a dayModerate drinking*Risky drinking†
Psychotropic drugsNn%95% CIn%95% CIn%95% CIN%95% CI
Any psychotropic drugs51822745.739.9 to 51.67612.99.6 to 17.231962.756.8 to 68.28214.210.9 to 18.3
Antidepressants1736841.431.2 to 52.42110.46.1 to 17.39351.441.4 to 61.42414.78.9 to 23.3
Hypnotics and sedatives984750.137.5 to 62.61517.08.8 to 30.35762.449.8 to 73.51918.711.3 to 29.5
Antidementia drugs974344.231.1 to 58.11513.57.3 to 23.86768.956.4 to 79.21311.35.7 to 21.0
Narcotic analgesics964038.527.1 to 51.31512.57.0 to 21.45559.848.0 to 70.61511.16.3 to 19.0
Benzodiazepines and related drugs843646.832.4 to 61.777.73.0 to 18.45062.246.2 to 75.91214.16.0 to 29.6
Antiepileptics632850.332.9 to 67.51219.09.3 to 34.83660.744.3 to 75.01012.25.8 to 24.0
  • *Men >0 and<20 g, women >0 and<10 g/day.

  • †Men ≥20 g, women ≥10 g/day.

  • All percentages were weighted according to the German national population of 31 December 2010.