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 2018* 65.87
Total male and female Total age A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2018* 25.04
Total male and female Total age B Blood and blood forming organs 2018* 12.93
Total male and female Total age C Cardiovascular system 2018* 21.46
Total male and female Total age D Dermatologicals 2018* 19.62
Total male and female Total age G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2018* 7.23
Total male and female Total age H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2018* 7.76
Total male and female Total age J General antiinfectives for system.use 2018* 21.29
Total male and female Total age M Musculo-skeletal system 2018* 14.93
Total male and female Total age N Nervous system 2018* 17.07
Total male and female Total age R Respiratory system 2018* 20.86
Total male and female Total age S Sensory organs 2018* 12.11
Total male and female 0 to 15 years Total 2018* 46.37
Total male and female 0 to 15 years A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2018* 6.50
Total male and female 0 to 15 years B Blood and blood forming organs 2018* 0.63
Total male and female 0 to 15 years C Cardiovascular system 2018* 0.64
Total male and female 0 to 15 years D Dermatologicals 2018* 19.57
Total male and female 0 to 15 years G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2018* 1.00
Total male and female 0 to 15 years H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2018* 1.21
Total male and female 0 to 15 years J General antiinfectives for system.use 2018* 14.95
Total male and female 0 to 15 years M Musculo-skeletal system 2018* 1.63
Total male and female 0 to 15 years N Nervous system 2018* 4.30
Total male and female 0 to 15 years R Respiratory system 2018* 14.35
Total male and female 0 to 15 years S Sensory organs 2018* 8.68
Total male and female 15 to 25 years Total 2018* 56.25
Total male and female 15 to 25 years A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2018* 8.60
Total male and female 15 to 25 years B Blood and blood forming organs 2018* 2.20
Total male and female 15 to 25 years C Cardiovascular system 2018* 1.95
Total male and female 15 to 25 years D Dermatologicals 2018* 17.37
Total male and female 15 to 25 years G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2018* 18.43
Total male and female 15 to 25 years H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2018* 1.73
Total male and female 15 to 25 years J General antiinfectives for system.use 2018* 16.16
Total male and female 15 to 25 years M Musculo-skeletal system 2018* 9.84
Total male and female 15 to 25 years N Nervous system 2018* 9.36
Total male and female 15 to 25 years R Respiratory system 2018* 16.63
Total male and female 15 to 25 years S Sensory organs 2018* 6.88
Total male and female 25 to 35 years Total 2018* 54.41
Total male and female 25 to 35 years A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2018* 12.32
Total male and female 25 to 35 years B Blood and blood forming organs 2018* 4.06
Total male and female 25 to 35 years C Cardiovascular system 2018* 2.87
Total male and female 25 to 35 years D Dermatologicals 2018* 16.27
Total male and female 25 to 35 years G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2018* 4.51
Total male and female 25 to 35 years H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2018* 3.24
Total male and female 25 to 35 years J General antiinfectives for system.use 2018* 18.81
Total male and female 25 to 35 years M Musculo-skeletal system 2018* 12.86
Total male and female 25 to 35 years N Nervous system 2018* 11.95
Total male and female 25 to 35 years R Respiratory system 2018* 16.93
Total male and female 25 to 35 years S Sensory organs 2018* 7.40
Total male and female 35 to 45 years Total 2018* 60.67
Total male and female 35 to 45 years A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2018* 16.44
Total male and female 35 to 45 years B Blood and blood forming organs 2018* 5.22
Total male and female 35 to 45 years C Cardiovascular system 2018* 6.41
Total male and female 35 to 45 years D Dermatologicals 2018* 16.53
Total male and female 35 to 45 years G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2018* 4.54
Total male and female 35 to 45 years H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2018* 5.33
Total male and female 35 to 45 years J General antiinfectives for system.use 2018* 19.76
Total male and female 35 to 45 years M Musculo-skeletal system 2018* 16.00
Total male and female 35 to 45 years N Nervous system 2018* 16.21
Total male and female 35 to 45 years R Respiratory system 2018* 20.12
Total male and female 35 to 45 years S Sensory organs 2018* 8.86
Total male and female 45 to 55 years Total 2018* 67.84
Total male and female 45 to 55 years A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2018* 23.46
Total male and female 45 to 55 years B Blood and blood forming organs 2018* 8.79
Total male and female 45 to 55 years C Cardiovascular system 2018* 17.83
Total male and female 45 to 55 years D Dermatologicals 2018* 17.15
Total male and female 45 to 55 years G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2018* 4.64
Total male and female 45 to 55 years H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2018* 8.08
Total male and female 45 to 55 years J General antiinfectives for system.use 2018* 20.29
Total male and female 45 to 55 years M Musculo-skeletal system 2018* 19.49
Total male and female 45 to 55 years N Nervous system 2018* 20.40
Total male and female 45 to 55 years R Respiratory system 2018* 22.15
Total male and female 45 to 55 years S Sensory organs 2018* 10.33
Total male and female 55 to 65 years Total 2018* 77.68
Total male and female 55 to 65 years A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2018* 35.37
Total male and female 55 to 65 years B Blood and blood forming organs 2018* 16.49
Total male and female 55 to 65 years C Cardiovascular system 2018* 36.52
Total male and female 55 to 65 years D Dermatologicals 2018* 19.74
Total male and female 55 to 65 years G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2018* 5.72
Total male and female 55 to 65 years H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2018* 11.87
Total male and female 55 to 65 years J General antiinfectives for system.use 2018* 23.82
Total male and female 55 to 65 years M Musculo-skeletal system 2018* 21.37
Total male and female 55 to 65 years N Nervous system 2018* 23.34
Total male and female 55 to 65 years R Respiratory system 2018* 25.30
Total male and female 55 to 65 years S Sensory organs 2018* 13.66
Total male and female 65 to 75 years Total 2018* 87.07
Total male and female 65 to 75 years A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2018* 49.99
Total male and female 65 to 75 years B Blood and blood forming organs 2018* 31.82
Total male and female 65 to 75 years C Cardiovascular system 2018* 57.93
Total male and female 65 to 75 years D Dermatologicals 2018* 23.91
Total male and female 65 to 75 years G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2018* 9.49
Total male and female 65 to 75 years H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2018* 15.97
Total male and female 65 to 75 years J General antiinfectives for system.use 2018* 27.82
Total male and female 65 to 75 years M Musculo-skeletal system 2018* 21.94
Total male and female 65 to 75 years N Nervous system 2018* 25.22
Total male and female 65 to 75 years R Respiratory system 2018* 27.68
Total male and female 65 to 75 years S Sensory organs 2018* 19.68
Total male and female 75 years or older Total 2018* 90.64
Total male and female 75 years or older A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2018* 67.91
Total male and female 75 years or older B Blood and blood forming organs 2018* 51.75
Total male and female 75 years or older C Cardiovascular system 2018* 71.77
Total male and female 75 years or older D Dermatologicals 2018* 30.64
Total male and female 75 years or older G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2018* 14.11
Total male and female 75 years or older H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2018* 21.00
Total male and female 75 years or older J General antiinfectives for system.use 2018* 35.40
Total male and female 75 years or older M Musculo-skeletal system 2018* 21.46
Total male and female 75 years or older N Nervous system 2018* 34.48
Total male and female 75 years or older R Respiratory system 2018* 27.86
Total male and female 75 years or older S Sensory organs 2018* 28.26
Male Total age Total 2018* 60.31
Male Total age A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2018* 21.35
Male Total age B Blood and blood forming organs 2018* 12.69
Male Total age C Cardiovascular system 2018* 20.97
Male Total age D Dermatologicals 2018* 17.55
Male Total age G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2018* 4.42
Male Total age H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2018* 5.48
Male Total age J General antiinfectives for system.use 2018* 17.28
Male Total age M Musculo-skeletal system 2018* 13.27
Male Total age N Nervous system 2018* 14.03
Male Total age R Respiratory system 2018* 18.27
Male Total age S Sensory organs 2018* 10.61
Male 0 to 15 years Total 2018* 47.45
Male 0 to 15 years A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2018* 6.00
Male 0 to 15 years B Blood and blood forming organs 2018* 0.61
Male 0 to 15 years C Cardiovascular system 2018* 0.75
Male 0 to 15 years D Dermatologicals 2018* 19.68
Male 0 to 15 years G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2018* 0.26
Male 0 to 15 years H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2018* 1.47
Male 0 to 15 years J General antiinfectives for system.use 2018* 14.70
Male 0 to 15 years M Musculo-skeletal system 2018* 1.68
Male 0 to 15 years N Nervous system 2018* 5.61
Male 0 to 15 years R Respiratory system 2018* 16.15
Male 0 to 15 years S Sensory organs 2018* 9.20
Male 15 to 25 years Total 2018* 43.32
Male 15 to 25 years A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2018* 5.57
Male 15 to 25 years B Blood and blood forming organs 2018* 0.96
Male 15 to 25 years C Cardiovascular system 2018* 1.37
Male 15 to 25 years D Dermatologicals 2018* 13.88
Male 15 to 25 years G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2018* 0.35
Male 15 to 25 years H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2018* 1.29
Male 15 to 25 years J General antiinfectives for system.use 2018* 10.98
Male 15 to 25 years M Musculo-skeletal system 2018* 7.64
Male 15 to 25 years N Nervous system 2018* 8.76
Male 15 to 25 years R Respiratory system 2018* 14.28
Male 15 to 25 years S Sensory organs 2018* 6.27
Male 25 to 35 years Total 2018* 44.42
Male 25 to 35 years A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2018* 7.89
Male 25 to 35 years B Blood and blood forming organs 2018* 1.16
Male 25 to 35 years C Cardiovascular system 2018* 2.11
Male 25 to 35 years D Dermatologicals 2018* 13.06
Male 25 to 35 years G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2018* 0.52
Male 25 to 35 years H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2018* 1.79
Male 25 to 35 years J General antiinfectives for system.use 2018* 12.65
Male 25 to 35 years M Musculo-skeletal system 2018* 10.79
Male 25 to 35 years N Nervous system 2018* 9.44
Male 25 to 35 years R Respiratory system 2018* 13.08
Male 25 to 35 years S Sensory organs 2018* 6.44
Male 35 to 45 years Total 2018* 52.29
Male 35 to 45 years A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2018* 12.25
Male 35 to 45 years B Blood and blood forming organs 2018* 2.38
Male 35 to 45 years C Cardiovascular system 2018* 5.85
Male 35 to 45 years D Dermatologicals 2018* 13.75
Male 35 to 45 years G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2018* 0.82
Male 35 to 45 years H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2018* 3.01
Male 35 to 45 years J General antiinfectives for system.use 2018* 14.84
Male 35 to 45 years M Musculo-skeletal system 2018* 14.00
Male 35 to 45 years N Nervous system 2018* 12.79
Male 35 to 45 years R Respiratory system 2018* 15.84
Male 35 to 45 years S Sensory organs 2018* 7.77
Male 45 to 55 years Total 2018* 61.74
Male 45 to 55 years A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2018* 19.81
Male 45 to 55 years B Blood and blood forming organs 2018* 7.37
Male 45 to 55 years C Cardiovascular system 2018* 17.70
Male 45 to 55 years D Dermatologicals 2018* 14.82
Male 45 to 55 years G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2018* 1.76
Male 45 to 55 years H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2018* 5.06
Male 45 to 55 years J General antiinfectives for system.use 2018* 16.22
Male 45 to 55 years M Musculo-skeletal system 2018* 17.61
Male 45 to 55 years N Nervous system 2018* 15.84
Male 45 to 55 years R Respiratory system 2018* 17.93
Male 45 to 55 years S Sensory organs 2018* 8.86
Male 55 to 65 years Total 2018* 74.59
Male 55 to 65 years A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2018* 32.28
Male 55 to 65 years B Blood and blood forming organs 2018* 18.82
Male 55 to 65 years C Cardiovascular system 2018* 38.35
Male 55 to 65 years D Dermatologicals 2018* 17.81
Male 55 to 65 years G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2018* 5.18
Male 55 to 65 years H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2018* 8.25
Male 55 to 65 years J General antiinfectives for system.use 2018* 19.80
Male 55 to 65 years M Musculo-skeletal system 2018* 20.23
Male 55 to 65 years N Nervous system 2018* 19.07
Male 55 to 65 years R Respiratory system 2018* 21.39
Male 55 to 65 years S Sensory organs 2018* 11.42
Male 65 to 75 years Total 2018* 86.22
Male 65 to 75 years A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2018* 47.26
Male 65 to 75 years B Blood and blood forming organs 2018* 37.90
Male 65 to 75 years C Cardiovascular system 2018* 60.60
Male 65 to 75 years D Dermatologicals 2018* 22.83
Male 65 to 75 years G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2018* 13.20
Male 65 to 75 years H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2018* 12.28
Male 65 to 75 years J General antiinfectives for system.use 2018* 24.66
Male 65 to 75 years M Musculo-skeletal system 2018* 20.53
Male 65 to 75 years N Nervous system 2018* 20.97
Male 65 to 75 years R Respiratory system 2018* 24.99
Male 65 to 75 years S Sensory organs 2018* 17.02
Male 75 years or older Total 2018* 91.75
Male 75 years or older A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2018* 65.78
Male 75 years or older B Blood and blood forming organs 2018* 58.81
Male 75 years or older C Cardiovascular system 2018* 73.30
Male 75 years or older D Dermatologicals 2018* 30.53
Male 75 years or older G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2018* 24.32
Male 75 years or older H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2018* 17.79
Male 75 years or older J General antiinfectives for system.use 2018* 32.62
Male 75 years or older M Musculo-skeletal system 2018* 19.57
Male 75 years or older N Nervous system 2018* 28.73
Male 75 years or older R Respiratory system 2018* 27.97
Male 75 years or older S Sensory organs 2018* 25.82
Female Total age Total 2018* 71.36
Female Total age A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2018* 28.69
Female Total age B Blood and blood forming organs 2018* 13.16
Female Total age C Cardiovascular system 2018* 21.93
Female Total age D Dermatologicals 2018* 21.66
Female Total age G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2018* 10.01
Female Total age H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2018* 10.01
Female Total age J General antiinfectives for system.use 2018* 25.25
Female Total age M Musculo-skeletal system 2018* 16.57
Female Total age N Nervous system 2018* 20.07
Female Total age R Respiratory system 2018* 23.41
Female Total age S Sensory organs 2018* 13.59
Female 0 to 15 years Total 2018* 45.23
Female 0 to 15 years A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2018* 7.02
Female 0 to 15 years B Blood and blood forming organs 2018* 0.65
Female 0 to 15 years C Cardiovascular system 2018* 0.53
Female 0 to 15 years D Dermatologicals 2018* 19.46
Female 0 to 15 years G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2018* 1.79
Female 0 to 15 years H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2018* 0.95
Female 0 to 15 years J General antiinfectives for system.use 2018* 15.22
Female 0 to 15 years M Musculo-skeletal system 2018* 1.57
Female 0 to 15 years N Nervous system 2018* 2.92
Female 0 to 15 years R Respiratory system 2018* 12.47
Female 0 to 15 years S Sensory organs 2018* 8.13
Female 15 to 25 years Total 2018* 69.64
Female 15 to 25 years A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2018* 11.75
Female 15 to 25 years B Blood and blood forming organs 2018* 3.49
Female 15 to 25 years C Cardiovascular system 2018* 2.55
Female 15 to 25 years D Dermatologicals 2018* 20.99
Female 15 to 25 years G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2018* 37.14
Female 15 to 25 years H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2018* 2.20
Female 15 to 25 years J General antiinfectives for system.use 2018* 21.53
Female 15 to 25 years M Musculo-skeletal system 2018* 12.13
Female 15 to 25 years N Nervous system 2018* 9.98
Female 15 to 25 years R Respiratory system 2018* 19.07
Female 15 to 25 years S Sensory organs 2018* 7.52
Female 25 to 35 years Total 2018* 64.70
Female 25 to 35 years A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2018* 16.88
Female 25 to 35 years B Blood and blood forming organs 2018* 7.04
Female 25 to 35 years C Cardiovascular system 2018* 3.65
Female 25 to 35 years D Dermatologicals 2018* 19.58
Female 25 to 35 years G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2018* 8.61
Female 25 to 35 years H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2018* 4.73
Female 25 to 35 years J General antiinfectives for system.use 2018* 25.16
Female 25 to 35 years M Musculo-skeletal system 2018* 14.99
Female 25 to 35 years N Nervous system 2018* 14.53
Female 25 to 35 years R Respiratory system 2018* 20.89
Female 25 to 35 years S Sensory organs 2018* 8.39
Female 35 to 45 years Total 2018* 69.09
Female 35 to 45 years A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2018* 20.66
Female 35 to 45 years B Blood and blood forming organs 2018* 8.07
Female 35 to 45 years C Cardiovascular system 2018* 6.98
Female 35 to 45 years D Dermatologicals 2018* 19.31
Female 35 to 45 years G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2018* 8.28
Female 35 to 45 years H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2018* 7.66
Female 35 to 45 years J General antiinfectives for system.use 2018* 24.71
Female 35 to 45 years M Musculo-skeletal system 2018* 18.00
Female 35 to 45 years N Nervous system 2018* 19.64
Female 35 to 45 years R Respiratory system 2018* 24.41
Female 35 to 45 years S Sensory organs 2018* 9.96
Female 45 to 55 years Total 2018* 73.98
Female 45 to 55 years A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2018* 27.13
Female 45 to 55 years B Blood and blood forming organs 2018* 10.23
Female 45 to 55 years C Cardiovascular system 2018* 17.97
Female 45 to 55 years D Dermatologicals 2018* 19.50
Female 45 to 55 years G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2018* 7.54
Female 45 to 55 years H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2018* 11.11
Female 45 to 55 years J General antiinfectives for system.use 2018* 24.39
Female 45 to 55 years M Musculo-skeletal system 2018* 21.38
Female 45 to 55 years N Nervous system 2018* 24.99
Female 45 to 55 years R Respiratory system 2018* 26.40
Female 45 to 55 years S Sensory organs 2018* 11.80
Female 55 to 65 years Total 2018* 80.77
Female 55 to 65 years A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2018* 38.47
Female 55 to 65 years B Blood and blood forming organs 2018* 14.17
Female 55 to 65 years C Cardiovascular system 2018* 34.70
Female 55 to 65 years D Dermatologicals 2018* 21.68
Female 55 to 65 years G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2018* 6.27
Female 55 to 65 years H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2018* 15.49
Female 55 to 65 years J General antiinfectives for system.use 2018* 27.83
Female 55 to 65 years M Musculo-skeletal system 2018* 22.50
Female 55 to 65 years N Nervous system 2018* 27.61
Female 55 to 65 years R Respiratory system 2018* 29.21
Female 55 to 65 years S Sensory organs 2018* 15.90
Female 65 to 75 years Total 2018* 87.89
Female 65 to 75 years A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2018* 52.65
Female 65 to 75 years B Blood and blood forming organs 2018* 25.90
Female 65 to 75 years C Cardiovascular system 2018* 55.34
Female 65 to 75 years D Dermatologicals 2018* 24.96
Female 65 to 75 years G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2018* 5.88
Female 65 to 75 years H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2018* 19.57
Female 65 to 75 years J General antiinfectives for system.use 2018* 30.89
Female 65 to 75 years M Musculo-skeletal system 2018* 23.32
Female 65 to 75 years N Nervous system 2018* 29.37
Female 65 to 75 years R Respiratory system 2018* 30.30
Female 65 to 75 years S Sensory organs 2018* 22.26
Female 75 years or older Total 2018* 89.83
Female 75 years or older A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2018* 69.48
Female 75 years or older B Blood and blood forming organs 2018* 46.58
Female 75 years or older C Cardiovascular system 2018* 70.64
Female 75 years or older D Dermatologicals 2018* 30.73
Female 75 years or older G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 2018* 6.63
Female 75 years or older H Systemic hormonal prep,ex.sex hormones 2018* 23.34
Female 75 years or older J General antiinfectives for system.use 2018* 37.43
Female 75 years or older M Musculo-skeletal system 2018* 22.85
Female 75 years or older N Nervous system 2018* 38.69
Female 75 years or older R Respiratory system 2018* 27.77
Female 75 years or older S Sensory organs 2018* 30.04
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 2018 are provisional. Remaining figures are definite.

Changes as of 19 December 2019:
Figures for 2017 have been made final and provisional figures for 2018 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
New figures will be published in the first 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.