Share of individuals using prescribed medicine in the Netherlands in 2015, by type

Prescribed medicine usage in the Netherlands 2015, by type This statistic displays the share of individuals using prescribed medicine in the Netherlands in 2015, by type. It shows that roughly two-thirds of the population in the Netherlands were prescribed drugs in 2015, with the largest group using antibiotics (21.2 percent).
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Share of the total population
All drugs66.3%
Antibiotics21.2%
Lipid modifying agents11.3%
Beta blocking agents9.5%
Drugs for obstructive airway diseases8.9%
Antidepressants5.9%
Diabetes drugs4.7%
Share of the total population
All drugs66.3%
Antibiotics21.2%
Lipid modifying agents11.3%
Beta blocking agents9.5%
Drugs for obstructive airway diseases8.9%
Antidepressants5.9%
Diabetes drugs4.7%

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This statistic displays the share of individuals using prescribed medicine in the Netherlands in 2015, by type. It shows that roughly two-thirds of the population in the Netherlands were prescribed drugs in 2015, with the largest group using antibiotics (21.2 percent).
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Release date
June 2017
Region
Netherlands
Survey time period
2015
Supplementary notes
The source adds the following information: "the number of persons prescribed drugs that are reimbursed under compulsory health care insurance, expressed as a percentage of the total population. The total population consists of all people registered in the municipal population register (GBA) in the year under review."

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