Usage rate of top drug classes prescribed to seniors in Canada 2016, by location

Usage rate of top 10 drug classes prescribed to seniors in Canada in 2016, by geographic location*

Usage rate of top drug classes prescribed to seniors in Canada 2016, by location This statistic shows the usage rate of top 10 drug classes prescribed to seniors in Canada in 2016, by geographic location. In that year, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) was the top class of drug prescribed to seniors in Canada. For example, 40 percent of Canadians living in rural or remote areas used them.
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Usage rate of top 10 drug classes prescribed to seniors in Canada in 2016, by geographic location*

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UrbanRural/remote
HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins)41.1%40%
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, excluding combinations25.4%27.7%
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)20.6%27.5%
Beta-blocking agents, selective21.1%23.9%
Thyroid hormones19.6%19.7%
Dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers19.3%18.7%
Natural opium alkaloids16.1%14.9%
Biguanides14.4%14.8%
Thiazides, excluding combinations12.4%14.1%
Angiotensin II antagonists, excluding combinations12.1%12.4%
UrbanRural/remote
HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins)41.1%40%
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, excluding combinations25.4%27.7%
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)20.6%27.5%
Beta-blocking agents, selective21.1%23.9%
Thyroid hormones19.6%19.7%
Dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers19.3%18.7%
Natural opium alkaloids16.1%14.9%
Biguanides14.4%14.8%
Thiazides, excluding combinations12.4%14.1%
Angiotensin II antagonists, excluding combinations12.1%12.4%
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This statistic shows the usage rate of top 10 drug classes prescribed to seniors in Canada in 2016, by geographic location. In that year, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) was the top class of drug prescribed to seniors in Canada. For example, 40 percent of Canadians living in rural or remote areas used them.
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