Introduction. To describe benzodiazepine use in the adult population from Santiago, Chile and attempt to establish associations with different sociodemographic and medical variables. Method. This is a cross-sectional study whose sampling frame was the adult population, aged 16 to 64 years (n = 3,237,286). The sampling strategy was probabilistic, poly-stage and stratified. Results. A total of 3,870 persons were interviewed. Prevalence of benzodiazepine use was 3.84%. Statistically significant associations were found between benzodiazepine use and gender, age, marital status, income, presence of a common mental disorder and health perception. Discussion. Training of the general practitioner to regulate the use of benzodiazepine is necessary.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Actas Espanolas de Psiquiatria|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2005|