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Table 1 Sample characteristics of drivers and responsibility for road traffic crash

From: Trends in benzodiazepine anxiolytics and z-hypnotics use among French drivers involved in road traffic crashes from 2005 to 2015: a responsibility case-control study

Variables Responsible Non responsible
n % n %
Total 97,936   103,522  
Age *
≤ 24 years 25,421 26.0 19,651 19.0
25–44 years 41,179 42.0 47,060 45.5
45–64 years 23,008 23.5 30,055 29.0
≥ 65 years 8328 8.5 6756 6.5
Gender *
Men 70,004 71.5 70,039 67.7
Women 27,932 28.5 33,483 32.3
Socioeconomic category *
Professional driver 3178 3.2 3773 3.6
Farmer 583 0.6 656 0.6
Craftsman, shopkeeper, independant profession 3848 3.9 4208 4.1
High managerial and professional occupation 3984 4.1 5342 5.2
Middle manager, employee 23,787 24.3 32,156 31.1
Worker 16,269 16.6 13,853 13.4
Retired 10,206 10.4 9286 9.0
Unemployed 5265 5.4 3597 3.5
Other/missing 21,719 22.2 23,208 22.4
Student 9097 9.3 7443 7.2
  1. * p <  0.001 (Chi-squared test)