Persons with dispensed medicines; background and generation

Persons with dispensed medicines; background and generation

Sex Age Background and generation Medicine group (ATC) Periods Persons with medicines, relative (%)
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Total background and generation Total 2019* 59.70
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Total background and generation A10 Drugs used in diabetes 2019* 2.36
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Total background and generation J01 Antibacterials for systemic use 2019* 16.82
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Total background and generation N02C Antimigraine preparations 2019* 1.42
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Total background and generation N06A Antidepressants 2019* 5.11
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Total background and generation R03 Drugs for obstruct. airway diseases 2019* 7.09
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Dutch background Total 2019* 60.72
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Dutch background A10 Drugs used in diabetes 2019* 1.99
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Dutch background J01 Antibacterials for systemic use 2019* 16.95
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Dutch background N02C Antimigraine preparations 2019* 1.55
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Dutch background N06A Antidepressants 2019* 5.29
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Dutch background R03 Drugs for obstruct. airway diseases 2019* 7.25
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised With migration background Total 2019* 57.59
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised With migration background A10 Drugs used in diabetes 2019* 3.77
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised With migration background J01 Antibacterials for systemic use 2019* 16.60
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised With migration background N02C Antimigraine preparations 2019* 1.09
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised With migration background N06A Antidepressants 2019* 4.77
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised With migration background R03 Drugs for obstruct. airway diseases 2019* 6.84
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised 1st generation migration background Total 2019* 50.73
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised 1st generation migration background A10 Drugs used in diabetes 2019* 4.29
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised 1st generation migration background J01 Antibacterials for systemic use 2019* 14.81
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised 1st generation migration background N02C Antimigraine preparations 2019* 0.96
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised 1st generation migration background N06A Antidepressants 2019* 4.65
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised 1st generation migration background R03 Drugs for obstruct. airway diseases 2019* 5.38
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised 2nd generation migration background Total 2019* 62.74
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised 2nd generation migration background A10 Drugs used in diabetes 2019* 2.40
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised 2nd generation migration background J01 Antibacterials for systemic use 2019* 17.83
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised 2nd generation migration background N02C Antimigraine preparations 2019* 1.34
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised 2nd generation migration background N06A Antidepressants 2019* 4.83
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised 2nd generation migration background R03 Drugs for obstruct. airway diseases 2019* 8.23
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Western migration background Total 2019* 50.14
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Western migration background A10 Drugs used in diabetes 2019* 2.02
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Western migration background J01 Antibacterials for systemic use 2019* 14.65
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Western migration background N02C Antimigraine preparations 2019* 1.07
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Western migration background N06A Antidepressants 2019* 4.10
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Western migration background R03 Drugs for obstruct. airway diseases 2019* 5.97
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Non-western migration background Total 2019* 63.01
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Non-western migration background A10 Drugs used in diabetes 2019* 5.41
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Non-western migration background J01 Antibacterials for systemic use 2019* 18.08
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Non-western migration background N02C Antimigraine preparations 2019* 1.10
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Non-western migration background N06A Antidepressants 2019* 5.36
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Non-western migration background R03 Drugs for obstruct. airway diseases 2019* 7.47
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Morocco Total 2019* 68.19
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Morocco A10 Drugs used in diabetes 2019* 7.18
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Morocco J01 Antibacterials for systemic use 2019* 19.94
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Morocco N02C Antimigraine preparations 2019* 1.21
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Morocco N06A Antidepressants 2019* 7.62
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Morocco R03 Drugs for obstruct. airway diseases 2019* 8.58
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Turkey Total 2019* 69.01
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Turkey A10 Drugs used in diabetes 2019* 6.05
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Turkey J01 Antibacterials for systemic use 2019* 22.19
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Turkey N02C Antimigraine preparations 2019* 1.55
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Turkey N06A Antidepressants 2019* 9.09
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Turkey R03 Drugs for obstruct. airway diseases 2019* 8.53
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Surinam Total 2019* 67.00
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Surinam A10 Drugs used in diabetes 2019* 6.22
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Surinam J01 Antibacterials for systemic use 2019* 17.45
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Surinam N02C Antimigraine preparations 2019* 1.06
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Surinam N06A Antidepressants 2019* 3.81
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Surinam R03 Drugs for obstruct. airway diseases 2019* 9.10
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised (former) Net Antilles, Aruba Total 2019* 62.07
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised (former) Net Antilles, Aruba A10 Drugs used in diabetes 2019* 3.98
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised (former) Net Antilles, Aruba J01 Antibacterials for systemic use 2019* 16.88
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised (former) Net Antilles, Aruba N02C Antimigraine preparations 2019* 1.14
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised (former) Net Antilles, Aruba N06A Antidepressants 2019* 3.31
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised (former) Net Antilles, Aruba R03 Drugs for obstruct. airway diseases 2019* 8.29
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Other non-western background Total 2019* 57.81
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Other non-western background A10 Drugs used in diabetes 2019* 4.29
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Other non-western background J01 Antibacterials for systemic use 2019* 16.19
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Other non-western background N02C Antimigraine preparations 2019* 0.90
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Other non-western background N06A Antidepressants 2019* 3.84
Total male and female 0 to 65 years, standardised Other non-western background R03 Drugs for obstruct. airway diseases 2019* 5.87
Source: CBS.
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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 Basic Registration of Persons (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, background, generation, age and sex.

Data available from: 2006

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

Changes as of 8 December, 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 Basic Registration of Persons (BRP) in that year.