Persons with dispensed medicines; background; 2006-2020

Persons with dispensed medicines; background; 2006-2020

Sex Age Background and generation Medicine group (ATC) Periods Persons with medicines, relative (%)
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Total background and generation Total 2020 56.54
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Total background and generation A10 Drugs used in diabetes 2020 2.36
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Total background and generation J01 Antibacterials for systemic use 2020 13.90
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Total background and generation N02C Antimigraine preparations 2020 1.38
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Total background and generation N06A Antidepressants 2020 5.03
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Total background and generation R03 Drugs for obstruct. airway diseases 2020 6.70
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Dutch background Total 2020 57.58
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Dutch background A10 Drugs used in diabetes 2020 1.99
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Dutch background J01 Antibacterials for systemic use 2020 14.06
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Dutch background N02C Antimigraine preparations 2020 1.51
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Dutch background N06A Antidepressants 2020 5.23
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Dutch background R03 Drugs for obstruct. airway diseases 2020 6.84
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised With migration background Total 2020 54.39
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised With migration background A10 Drugs used in diabetes 2020 3.76
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised With migration background J01 Antibacterials for systemic use 2020 13.54
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised With migration background N02C Antimigraine preparations 2020 1.06
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised With migration background N06A Antidepressants 2020 4.63
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised With migration background R03 Drugs for obstruct. airway diseases 2020 6.47
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised 1st generation migration background Total 2020 47.77
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised 1st generation migration background A10 Drugs used in diabetes 2020 4.24
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised 1st generation migration background J01 Antibacterials for systemic use 2020 12.08
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised 1st generation migration background N02C Antimigraine preparations 2020 0.92
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised 1st generation migration background N06A Antidepressants 2020 4.51
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised 1st generation migration background R03 Drugs for obstruct. airway diseases 2020 5.11
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised 2nd generation migration background Total 2020 59.47
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised 2nd generation migration background A10 Drugs used in diabetes 2020 2.43
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised 2nd generation migration background J01 Antibacterials for systemic use 2020 14.66
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised 2nd generation migration background N02C Antimigraine preparations 2020 1.30
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised 2nd generation migration background N06A Antidepressants 2020 4.72
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised 2nd generation migration background R03 Drugs for obstruct. airway diseases 2020 7.91
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Western migration background Total 2020 47.03
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Western migration background A10 Drugs used in diabetes 2020 2.01
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Western migration background J01 Antibacterials for systemic use 2020 11.86
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Western migration background N02C Antimigraine preparations 2020 1.03
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Western migration background N06A Antidepressants 2020 4.05
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Western migration background R03 Drugs for obstruct. airway diseases 2020 5.54
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Non-western migration background Total 2020 59.75
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Non-western migration background A10 Drugs used in diabetes 2020 5.35
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Non-western migration background J01 Antibacterials for systemic use 2020 14.80
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Non-western migration background N02C Antimigraine preparations 2020 1.07
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Non-western migration background N06A Antidepressants 2020 5.15
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Non-western migration background R03 Drugs for obstruct. airway diseases 2020 7.13
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Morocco Total 2020 65.33
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Morocco A10 Drugs used in diabetes 2020 7.09
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Morocco J01 Antibacterials for systemic use 2020 16.66
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Morocco N02C Antimigraine preparations 2020 1.19
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Morocco N06A Antidepressants 2020 7.26
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Morocco R03 Drugs for obstruct. airway diseases 2020 8.41
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Turkey Total 2020 65.40
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Turkey A10 Drugs used in diabetes 2020 5.95
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Turkey J01 Antibacterials for systemic use 2020 18.38
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Turkey N02C Antimigraine preparations 2020 1.48
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Turkey N06A Antidepressants 2020 8.64
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Turkey R03 Drugs for obstruct. airway diseases 2020 8.31
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Surinam Total 2020 63.88
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Surinam A10 Drugs used in diabetes 2020 6.15
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Surinam J01 Antibacterials for systemic use 2020 14.20
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Surinam N02C Antimigraine preparations 2020 1.02
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Surinam N06A Antidepressants 2020 3.63
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Surinam R03 Drugs for obstruct. airway diseases 2020 8.70
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised (former) Net Antilles, Aruba Total 2020 59.25
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised (former) Net Antilles, Aruba A10 Drugs used in diabetes 2020 4.01
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised (former) Net Antilles, Aruba J01 Antibacterials for systemic use 2020 14.15
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised (former) Net Antilles, Aruba N02C Antimigraine preparations 2020 1.12
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised (former) Net Antilles, Aruba N06A Antidepressants 2020 3.22
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised (former) Net Antilles, Aruba R03 Drugs for obstruct. airway diseases 2020 8.06
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Other non-western background Total 2020 54.46
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Other non-western background A10 Drugs used in diabetes 2020 4.25
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Other non-western background J01 Antibacterials for systemic use 2020 13.03
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Other non-western background N02C Antimigraine preparations 2020 0.88
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Other non-western background N06A Antidepressants 2020 3.75
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Other non-western background R03 Drugs for obstruct. airway diseases 2020 5.48
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 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.
CBS is switching to a new population classification by origin. Greater emphasis will be placed on where a person was born and less on where their parents were born. The term ‘migration background’ will no longer be used in this regard. The main categories western/non-western will be replaced by categories based on continents and a few countries that share a specific migration history with the Netherlands. This classification will gradually been introduced in tables and publications with population by origin.

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

Data available from 2006 to 2020.

Status of the figures:
All figures are definite.

Changes as of 14 December, 2022:
Figures for 2020 have been made final without change and the table has been stopped due to the introduction of the new classification of population by origin.

When will new figures be published?
Not applicable, the table has been stopped. This table will be replaced by the new table 'Persons with dispensed medicines; origin', see chapter 3.

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.