Persons with dispensed medicines; age and sex

Persons with dispensed medicines; age and sex

Sex Ages Medicine group (ATC) Periods Persons with medicines, relative (%)
Total male and female Total age Total 2006 67.54
Total male and female Total age Total 2007 67.86
Total male and female Total age Total 2008 69.83
Total male and female Total age Total 2009 70.09
Total male and female Total age Total 2010 70.05
Total male and female Total age Total 2011 68.74
Total male and female Total age Total 2012 67.85
Total male and female Total age Total 2013 66.78
Total male and female Total age Total 2014 66.40
Total male and female Total age Total 2015 66.26
Total male and female Total age Total 2016 66.24
Total male and female Total age Total 2017 65.65
Total male and female Total age Total 2018 65.87
Total male and female Total age Total 2019* 65.40
Total male and female Total age A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2006 18.79
Total male and female Total age A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2007 20.20
Total male and female Total age A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2008 21.41
Total male and female Total age A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2009 22.64
Total male and female Total age A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2010 23.94
Total male and female Total age A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2011 24.92
Total male and female Total age A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2012 20.89
Total male and female Total age A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2013 21.57
Total male and female Total age A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2014 22.61
Total male and female Total age A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2015 23.47
Total male and female Total age A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2016 24.19
Total male and female Total age A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2017 24.59
Total male and female Total age A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2018 25.04
Total male and female Total age A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2019* 24.72
Total male and female Total age B Blood and blood forming organs 2006 10.41
Total male and female Total age B Blood and blood forming organs 2007 10.71
Total male and female Total age B Blood and blood forming organs 2008 10.98
Total male and female Total age B Blood and blood forming organs 2009 11.28
Total male and female Total age B Blood and blood forming organs 2010 11.54
Total male and female Total age B Blood and blood forming organs 2011 11.79
Total male and female Total age B Blood and blood forming organs 2012 11.94
Total male and female Total age B Blood and blood forming organs 2013 12.03
Total male and female Total age B Blood and blood forming organs 2014 12.19
Total male and female Total age B Blood and blood forming organs 2015 12.34
Total male and female Total age B Blood and blood forming organs 2016 12.59
Total male and female Total age B Blood and blood forming organs 2017 12.76
Total male and female Total age B Blood and blood forming organs 2018 12.93
Total male and female Total age B Blood and blood forming organs 2019* 13.01
Total male and female Total age C Cardiovascular system 2006 18.96
Total male and female Total age C Cardiovascular system 2007 19.55
Total male and female Total age C Cardiovascular system 2008 20.06
Total male and female Total age C Cardiovascular system 2009 20.58
Total male and female Total age C Cardiovascular system 2010 21.01
Total male and female Total age C Cardiovascular system 2011 21.45
Total male and female Total age C Cardiovascular system 2012 21.72
Total male and female Total age C Cardiovascular system 2013 21.74
Total male and female Total age C Cardiovascular system 2014 21.40
Total male and female Total age C Cardiovascular system 2015 21.38
Total male and female Total age C Cardiovascular system 2016 21.43
Total male and female Total age C Cardiovascular system 2017 21.50
Total male and female Total age C Cardiovascular system 2018 21.46
Total male and female Total age C Cardiovascular system 2019* 21.42
Total male and female Total age D Dermatologicals 2006 20.01
Total male and female Total age D Dermatologicals 2007 20.45
Total male and female Total age D Dermatologicals 2008 20.43
Total male and female Total age D Dermatologicals 2009 20.69
Total male and female Total age D Dermatologicals 2010 21.17
Total male and female Total age D Dermatologicals 2011 21.06
Total male and female Total age D Dermatologicals 2012 20.80
Total male and female Total age D Dermatologicals 2013 20.45
Total male and female Total age D Dermatologicals 2014 20.52
Total male and female Total age D Dermatologicals 2015 19.90
Total male and female Total age D Dermatologicals 2016 19.78
Total male and female Total age D Dermatologicals 2017 19.42
Total male and female Total age D Dermatologicals 2018 19.62
Total male and female Total age D Dermatologicals 2019* 19.30
Total male and female Total age G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2006 12.18
Total male and female Total age G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2007 9.18
Total male and female Total age G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2008 15.78
Total male and female Total age G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2009 15.79
Total male and female Total age G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2010 15.82
Total male and female Total age G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2011 10.01
Total male and female Total age G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2012 9.74
Total male and female Total age G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2013 8.25
Total male and female Total age G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2014 7.67
Total male and female Total age G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2015 7.49
Total male and female Total age G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2016 7.12
Total male and female Total age G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2017 7.19
Total male and female Total age G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2018 7.23
Total male and female Total age G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2019* 7.27
Total male and female Total age H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2006 5.66
Total male and female Total age H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2007 5.92
Total male and female Total age H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2008 6.09
Total male and female Total age H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2009 6.32
Total male and female Total age H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2010 6.49
Total male and female Total age H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2011 6.71
Total male and female Total age H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2012 6.87
Total male and female Total age H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2013 7.03
Total male and female Total age H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2014 7.19
Total male and female Total age H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2015 7.47
Total male and female Total age H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2016 7.55
Total male and female Total age H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2017 7.62
Total male and female Total age H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2018 7.76
Total male and female Total age H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2019* 7.86
Total male and female Total age J General antiinfectives for system.use 2006 24.51
Total male and female Total age J General antiinfectives for system.use 2007 25.19
Total male and female Total age J General antiinfectives for system.use 2008 25.14
Total male and female Total age J General antiinfectives for system.use 2009 25.23
Total male and female Total age J General antiinfectives for system.use 2010 24.56
Total male and female Total age J General antiinfectives for system.use 2011 24.61
Total male and female Total age J General antiinfectives for system.use 2012 23.98
Total male and female Total age J General antiinfectives for system.use 2013 23.07
Total male and female Total age J General antiinfectives for system.use 2014 22.27
Total male and female Total age J General antiinfectives for system.use 2015 22.53
Total male and female Total age J General antiinfectives for system.use 2016 21.96
Total male and female Total age J General antiinfectives for system.use 2017 21.21
Total male and female Total age J General antiinfectives for system.use 2018 21.29
Total male and female Total age J General antiinfectives for system.use 2019* 20.63
Total male and female Total age M Musculo-skeletal system 2006 18.17
Total male and female Total age M Musculo-skeletal system 2007 18.55
Total male and female Total age M Musculo-skeletal system 2008 18.53
Total male and female Total age M Musculo-skeletal system 2009 18.52
Total male and female Total age M Musculo-skeletal system 2010 18.47
Total male and female Total age M Musculo-skeletal system 2011 18.49
Total male and female Total age M Musculo-skeletal system 2012 17.87
Total male and female Total age M Musculo-skeletal system 2013 17.00
Total male and female Total age M Musculo-skeletal system 2014 16.58
Total male and female Total age M Musculo-skeletal system 2015 16.14
Total male and female Total age M Musculo-skeletal system 2016 15.71
Total male and female Total age M Musculo-skeletal system 2017 15.29
Total male and female Total age M Musculo-skeletal system 2018 14.93
Total male and female Total age M Musculo-skeletal system 2019* 14.42
Total male and female Total age N Nervous system 2006 19.27
Total male and female Total age N Nervous system 2007 20.06
Total male and female Total age N Nervous system 2008 20.27
Total male and female Total age N Nervous system 2009 15.79
Total male and female Total age N Nervous system 2010 16.19
Total male and female Total age N Nervous system 2011 16.91
Total male and female Total age N Nervous system 2012 17.01
Total male and female Total age N Nervous system 2013 16.02
Total male and female Total age N Nervous system 2014 16.42
Total male and female Total age N Nervous system 2015 16.69
Total male and female Total age N Nervous system 2016 16.93
Total male and female Total age N Nervous system 2017 17.02
Total male and female Total age N Nervous system 2018 17.07
Total male and female Total age N Nervous system 2019* 16.33
Total male and female Total age R Respiratory system 2006 19.20
Total male and female Total age R Respiratory system 2007 20.36
Total male and female Total age R Respiratory system 2008 20.54
Total male and female Total age R Respiratory system 2009 21.26
Total male and female Total age R Respiratory system 2010 21.00
Total male and female Total age R Respiratory system 2011 21.39
Total male and female Total age R Respiratory system 2012 20.87
Total male and female Total age R Respiratory system 2013 20.64
Total male and female Total age R Respiratory system 2014 20.37
Total male and female Total age R Respiratory system 2015 20.73
Total male and female Total age R Respiratory system 2016 20.86
Total male and female Total age R Respiratory system 2017 20.34
Total male and female Total age R Respiratory system 2018 20.86
Total male and female Total age R Respiratory system 2019* 20.70
Total male and female Total age S Sensory organs 2006 12.24
Total male and female Total age S Sensory organs 2007 12.39
Total male and female Total age S Sensory organs 2008 12.33
Total male and female Total age S Sensory organs 2009 12.39
Total male and female Total age S Sensory organs 2010 12.44
Total male and female Total age S Sensory organs 2011 12.53
Total male and female Total age S Sensory organs 2012 12.23
Total male and female Total age S Sensory organs 2013 12.01
Total male and female Total age S Sensory organs 2014 11.90
Total male and female Total age S Sensory organs 2015 11.90
Total male and female Total age S Sensory organs 2016 12.01
Total male and female Total age S Sensory organs 2017 11.92
Total male and female Total age S Sensory organs 2018 12.11
Total male and female Total age S Sensory organs 2019* 12.19
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains figures on the absolute number of persons to whom in the year concerned medicines were dispensed for which the costs are reimbursed under the statutory basic medical insurance. The figures are also expressed as a percentage of the total population in the category concerned. The population includes everybody registered in the Personal Records Database (BRP) and living in the Netherlands at some point in the year concerned. Until 2010 the figures also included medicines dispensed to persons registered in the BRP, but no longer resident in the Netherlands.
Medicines provided to persons in hospitals and nursing homes are not included; medicines provided in residential homes for the elderly are included.

Data are broken down by medicine group, age and sex.

Data available from: 2006

Status of the figures:
Figures for 2019 are provisional. Remaining figures are definite.

Changes as of 20 November 2020:
Figures for 2018 have been made final and provisional figures for 2019 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
New figures will be published in the last quarter of 2021.

Description topics

Persons with medicines, relative
Number of persons to whom medicines are dispensed in the year concerned that are reimbursed under the statutory basic medical insurance, expressed as a percentage of the total population of the category concerned registered in the municipal population register (GBA) in that year.