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The use of analgesics and hypnotics in relation to self-rated health and disability pension - A prospective study of middle-aged men

Månsson, Nils-Ove LU ; Merlo, Juan LU and Östergren, Per-Olof LU (2001) In Scandinavian Journal of Public Health1999-01-01+01:00 29(2). p.133-139
Abstract
Aims: This cohort study on urban middle-aged men investigates the association between the use of analgesics and hypnotics, self-rated health (SRI-I) and disability pension. Methods: Five birth-year cohorts of middle-aged, urban, Swedish men were invited to a screening programme and were followed for approximately 11 years. Results: Out of all the subjects (n = 5798), 12.4% received a disability pension during follow-up, 27.0% rated their health as less than perfect, 10.6% used analgesics and 2.9% used hypnotics. Compared with non-users of analgesics and hypnotics, the adjusted hazard ratio of disability pension for the simultaneous use of both drugs was 7.0 (95% CI: 4.3, 11.6) and the adjusted odds ratio of poor SRH was 16.5 (6.3, 43.5).... (More)
Aims: This cohort study on urban middle-aged men investigates the association between the use of analgesics and hypnotics, self-rated health (SRI-I) and disability pension. Methods: Five birth-year cohorts of middle-aged, urban, Swedish men were invited to a screening programme and were followed for approximately 11 years. Results: Out of all the subjects (n = 5798), 12.4% received a disability pension during follow-up, 27.0% rated their health as less than perfect, 10.6% used analgesics and 2.9% used hypnotics. Compared with non-users of analgesics and hypnotics, the adjusted hazard ratio of disability pension for the simultaneous use of both drugs was 7.0 (95% CI: 4.3, 11.6) and the adjusted odds ratio of poor SRH was 16.5 (6.3, 43.5). Thus, the use of analgesics and hypnotics was positively related to poor SRH and predicted award of a disability pension within an Ii-year follow-up. This may reflect that the use of analgesics and hypnotics is a proxy of disease but an independent negative effect on health cannot be excluded. Conclusions: Information on the use of these drugs could be used to predict the award of a disability pension, such as in different geographical areas or population groups. (Less)
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  author       = {Månsson, Nils-Ove and Merlo, Juan and Östergren, Per-Olof},
  issn         = {1651-1905},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {133--139},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Public Health1999-01-01+01:00},
  title        = {The use of analgesics and hypnotics in relation to self-rated health and disability pension - A prospective study of middle-aged men},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/14034948010290021101},
  volume       = {29},
  year         = {2001},
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