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 V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female Total age V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 0 to 15 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 0 to 15 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 15 to 25 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 15 to 25 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 25 to 35 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 25 to 35 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 35 to 45 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 35 to 45 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 45 to 55 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 45 to 55 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 55 to 65 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 55 to 65 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 65 to 75 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 65 to 75 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 75 years or older V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 75 years or older V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 0 to 5 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 0 to 5 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 5 to 10 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 5 to 10 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 10 to 15 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 10 to 15 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 15 to 20 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 15 to 20 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 20 to 25 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 20 to 25 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 25 to 30 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 25 to 30 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 30 to 35 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 30 to 35 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 35 to 40 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 35 to 40 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 40 to 45 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 40 to 45 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 45 to 50 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 45 to 50 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 50 to 55 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 50 to 55 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 55 to 60 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 55 to 60 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 60 to 65 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 60 to 65 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 65 to 70 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 65 to 70 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 70 to 75 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 70 to 75 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 75 to 80 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 75 to 80 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 80 to 85 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 80 to 85 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 85 to 90 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 85 to 90 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 90 years or older V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Total male and female 90 years or older V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male Total age V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male Total age V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 0 to 15 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 0 to 15 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 15 to 25 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 15 to 25 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 25 to 35 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 25 to 35 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 35 to 45 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 35 to 45 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 45 to 55 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 45 to 55 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 55 to 65 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 55 to 65 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 65 to 75 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 65 to 75 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 75 years or older V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 75 years or older V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 0 to 5 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 0 to 5 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 5 to 10 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 5 to 10 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 10 to 15 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 10 to 15 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 15 to 20 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 15 to 20 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 20 to 25 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 20 to 25 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 25 to 30 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 25 to 30 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 30 to 35 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 30 to 35 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 35 to 40 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 35 to 40 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 40 to 45 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 40 to 45 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 45 to 50 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 45 to 50 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 50 to 55 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 50 to 55 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 55 to 60 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 55 to 60 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 60 to 65 years V06 General nutrients 2021* 0.00
Male 60 to 65 years V06D Other nutrients 2021* 0.00
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. Also, the number of dispensed defined daily doses (DDDs) are presented. 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 2020 and 2021 are provisional.

Changes as of December 9, 2022:
- The table has been expanded with information about the number of Defined Daily Doses (DDDs) provided.
- Provisional figures for 2020 (DDDs) and 2021 (all subjects) have been added.

When will new figures be published?
New figures will be published in the last quarter of 2023.

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 Basic Registration of Persons (BRP) in that year.