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 A08 Antiobesity prep. excl.diet products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age A08A Antiobesity prep.excl.diet products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age A11J Other vitamin products + combinat. 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age A16 Other aliment.tract/metabol.products 2020* 0.02
Total male and female Total age B05A Blood and related products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age L01C Plant alkaloids/oth.natural product 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age M02 Topical joint/muscular pain products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age R07 Other respiratory system products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age R07A Other respiratory system products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age V03 All other therapeutic products 2020* 0.09
Total male and female Total age V03A All other therapeutic products 2020* 0.09
Total male and female Total age V07 All other non-therapeutic products 2020* 0.04
Total male and female Total age V07A All other non-therapeutic products 2020* 0.04
Total male and female 0 to 15 years A08 Antiobesity prep. excl.diet products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 0 to 15 years A08A Antiobesity prep.excl.diet products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 0 to 15 years A11J Other vitamin products + combinat. 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 0 to 15 years A16 Other aliment.tract/metabol.products 2020* 0.02
Total male and female 0 to 15 years B05A Blood and related products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 0 to 15 years L01C Plant alkaloids/oth.natural product 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 0 to 15 years M02 Topical joint/muscular pain products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 0 to 15 years R07 Other respiratory system products 2020* 0.01
Total male and female 0 to 15 years R07A Other respiratory system products 2020* 0.01
Total male and female 0 to 15 years V03 All other therapeutic products 2020* 0.01
Total male and female 0 to 15 years V03A All other therapeutic products 2020* 0.01
Total male and female 0 to 15 years V07 All other non-therapeutic products 2020* 0.01
Total male and female 0 to 15 years V07A All other non-therapeutic products 2020* 0.01
Total male and female 15 to 25 years A08 Antiobesity prep. excl.diet products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 15 to 25 years A08A Antiobesity prep.excl.diet products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 15 to 25 years A11J Other vitamin products + combinat. 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 15 to 25 years A16 Other aliment.tract/metabol.products 2020* 0.01
Total male and female 15 to 25 years B05A Blood and related products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 15 to 25 years L01C Plant alkaloids/oth.natural product 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 15 to 25 years M02 Topical joint/muscular pain products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 15 to 25 years R07 Other respiratory system products 2020* 0.01
Total male and female 15 to 25 years R07A Other respiratory system products 2020* 0.01
Total male and female 15 to 25 years V03 All other therapeutic products 2020* 0.01
Total male and female 15 to 25 years V03A All other therapeutic products 2020* 0.01
Total male and female 15 to 25 years V07 All other non-therapeutic products 2020* 0.01
Total male and female 15 to 25 years V07A All other non-therapeutic products 2020* 0.01
Total male and female 25 to 35 years A08 Antiobesity prep. excl.diet products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 25 to 35 years A08A Antiobesity prep.excl.diet products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 25 to 35 years A11J Other vitamin products + combinat. 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 25 to 35 years A16 Other aliment.tract/metabol.products 2020* 0.01
Total male and female 25 to 35 years B05A Blood and related products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 25 to 35 years L01C Plant alkaloids/oth.natural product 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 25 to 35 years M02 Topical joint/muscular pain products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 25 to 35 years R07 Other respiratory system products 2020* 0.01
Total male and female 25 to 35 years R07A Other respiratory system products 2020* 0.01
Total male and female 25 to 35 years V03 All other therapeutic products 2020* 0.02
Total male and female 25 to 35 years V03A All other therapeutic products 2020* 0.02
Total male and female 25 to 35 years V07 All other non-therapeutic products 2020* 0.01
Total male and female 25 to 35 years V07A All other non-therapeutic products 2020* 0.01
Total male and female 35 to 45 years A08 Antiobesity prep. excl.diet products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 35 to 45 years A08A Antiobesity prep.excl.diet products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 35 to 45 years A11J Other vitamin products + combinat. 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 35 to 45 years A16 Other aliment.tract/metabol.products 2020* 0.01
Total male and female 35 to 45 years B05A Blood and related products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 35 to 45 years L01C Plant alkaloids/oth.natural product 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 35 to 45 years M02 Topical joint/muscular pain products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 35 to 45 years R07 Other respiratory system products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 35 to 45 years R07A Other respiratory system products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 35 to 45 years V03 All other therapeutic products 2020* 0.03
Total male and female 35 to 45 years V03A All other therapeutic products 2020* 0.03
Total male and female 35 to 45 years V07 All other non-therapeutic products 2020* 0.02
Total male and female 35 to 45 years V07A All other non-therapeutic products 2020* 0.02
Total male and female 45 to 55 years A08 Antiobesity prep. excl.diet products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 45 to 55 years A08A Antiobesity prep.excl.diet products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 45 to 55 years A11J Other vitamin products + combinat. 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 45 to 55 years A16 Other aliment.tract/metabol.products 2020* 0.02
Total male and female 45 to 55 years B05A Blood and related products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 45 to 55 years L01C Plant alkaloids/oth.natural product 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 45 to 55 years M02 Topical joint/muscular pain products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 45 to 55 years R07 Other respiratory system products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 45 to 55 years R07A Other respiratory system products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 45 to 55 years V03 All other therapeutic products 2020* 0.06
Total male and female 45 to 55 years V03A All other therapeutic products 2020* 0.06
Total male and female 45 to 55 years V07 All other non-therapeutic products 2020* 0.02
Total male and female 45 to 55 years V07A All other non-therapeutic products 2020* 0.02
Total male and female 55 to 65 years A08 Antiobesity prep. excl.diet products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 55 to 65 years A08A Antiobesity prep.excl.diet products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 55 to 65 years A11J Other vitamin products + combinat. 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 55 to 65 years A16 Other aliment.tract/metabol.products 2020* 0.02
Total male and female 55 to 65 years B05A Blood and related products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 55 to 65 years L01C Plant alkaloids/oth.natural product 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 55 to 65 years M02 Topical joint/muscular pain products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 55 to 65 years R07 Other respiratory system products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 55 to 65 years R07A Other respiratory system products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 55 to 65 years V03 All other therapeutic products 2020* 0.10
Total male and female 55 to 65 years V03A All other therapeutic products 2020* 0.10
Total male and female 55 to 65 years V07 All other non-therapeutic products 2020* 0.04
Total male and female 55 to 65 years V07A All other non-therapeutic products 2020* 0.04
Total male and female 65 to 75 years A08 Antiobesity prep. excl.diet products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 65 to 75 years A08A Antiobesity prep.excl.diet products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 65 to 75 years A11J Other vitamin products + combinat. 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 65 to 75 years A16 Other aliment.tract/metabol.products 2020* 0.02
Total male and female 65 to 75 years B05A Blood and related products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 65 to 75 years L01C Plant alkaloids/oth.natural product 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 65 to 75 years M02 Topical joint/muscular pain products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 65 to 75 years R07 Other respiratory system products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female 65 to 75 years R07A Other respiratory system products 2020* 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. 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 are provisional. Remaining figures are definite.

Changes as of 10 december 2021:
Figures for 2019 have been made final and provisional figures for 2020 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
New figures will be published in the last quarter of 2022.

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 Personal Records Database (BRP) in that year.