Top drug classes prescribed to seniors in Canada 2016, by rate of chronic use

This statistic shows the top 10 drug classes prescribed to seniors (65 years and older) in Canada in 2016, by rate of chronic use. In that year, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) was the top class of drug prescribed in Canada with a usage rate of over 43 percent among older people.

Top 10 drug classes prescribed to seniors in Canada in 2016, by rate of chronic use*

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Source

Release date

May 2018

Region

Canada

Survey time period

2016

Age group

64 years and older

Supplementary notes

* The Northwest Territories and Nunavut do not currently submit data to NPDUIS.

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