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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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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (89th percentile)

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Title
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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Authors

Isabelle Jaussent, Marie-Laure Ancelin, Claudine Berr, Karine Pérès, Jacqueline Scali, Alain Besset, Karen Ritchie, Yves Dauvilliers

Abstract

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 83 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 13%
Student > Bachelor 10 12%
Researcher 8 9%
Other 6 7%
Other 19 22%
Unknown 14 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 31 36%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 11%
Psychology 6 7%
Neuroscience 5 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 5%
Other 15 18%
Unknown 15 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 October 2013.
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#2,143,338
of 21,347,849 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medicine
#1,408
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#20,004
of 186,245 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medicine
#1
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