Table 2. Comparison of most frequently prescribed CAPS medication subgroups, non-ID group versus ID group. Top 10 CAPS medication subgroups ranked by frequency
Medication subgroupMedication subgroup rank for ID group
(age–sex standardised)
Medication subgroup rank for non-ID group
Antipsychoticsa 136
Anticonvulsantsa 237
Broad spectrum penicillins32
Simple analgesics610
Penicillins or cephalosporins73
Sex or anabolic hormones923
Other antibioticsa 108
Antihypertensivesa 181
Other cardiovascular systema 135
NSAIDsa 386
Narcotic analgesicsa 207
  • aNon-overlapping 95% confidence intervals, comparing age–sex standardised ID with non-ID group.

  • ID = intellectual disability. NSAID = non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.