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Table 6 Changes in Weight and BMI for Patients Using Antidepressants and Antipsychotics

From: Gender and race disparities in weight gain among offenders prescribed antidepressant and antipsychotic medications

   Weight change (kg) Percent weight change Change in BMI
    95 % CI§   95 % CI   95 % CI
Medication group Number Mean (SD) [Lower, Upper] Mean (SD) [Lower, Upper] Mean [Lower, Upper]
Antidepressants 324 2.7 (10.1) [1.6, 3.8] 3.8 (11.8) [2.6, 5.1] 0.9 (3.4) [0.6, 1.3]
Antipsychotics 172 2.3 (12.6) [0.4, 4.2] 4.2 (16.1) [1.8, 6.7] 0.8 (4.3) [0.1, 1.4]
Other medications 823 0.8 (9.6) [0.1, 1.5] 1.6 (10.2) [0.9, 2.3] 0.3 (3.1) [0.1, 0.5]
No pharmacotherapy 1409 1.4 (8.1) [1, 1.8] 2.1 (9.5) [1.6, 2.6] 0.4 (2.5) [0.3, 0.6]
Antipsychotics        
 FGA 99 1.6 (12.8) [−0.9, 4.2] 3.6 (16) [0.4, 6.8] 0.6 (4.3) [−0.3, 1.4]
 SGA 73 3.1 (12.3) [0.3, 6] 5.1 (16.2) [1.4, 8.9] 1 (4.2) [0.1, 2]
  1. § 95 % Confidence Interval