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Age

All data must be read in conjunction with the survey limitations.

The 50 -59 age bracket was the most common age group for those answering the various surveys (32%). The second most common group was the 40 - 49 age bracket (30%).

The most common age range for all the surveys except those who are currently withdrawing, or about to withdraw was the 50 -59 year age group. The most common age group for those currently withdrawing or about to withdraw was, 40 - 49 years.

Survey Type Withdrawing

 or about to

 withdraw

Withdrawn under 12months Recovered Withdrawn but not well after 12 months plus Staying on All Surveys
AGE % % % % % %
under 20 1 0 0 0 0 0
20 - 29 9 7 7 2 5 7
30 - 39 19 24 18 17 11 18
40 - 49 36 29 27 26 25 30
50 - 59 23 34 31 40 43 32
60 - 69 12 5 15 13 11 12
70 - 79 1 2 1 2 5 2
80 and over 0 0 0 0 0 0
  100 100 100 100 100 100

There was a small difference in the average age of those who participated in the various surveys. The average age of those choosing to stay on benzodiazepines and those who had withdrawn but were not well for more than 12 months was 50 years. The average age of those withdrawing, or about to withdraw, or who had been withdrawn for less than 12 months and were not well, was 46 years. 

 

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Last updated 22 July 2015