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 Total age Surinam Total 2020* 68.09
Total male and female Total age Surinam A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2020* 30.96
Total male and female Total age Surinam A01 Stomatological preparations 2020* 0.24
Total male and female Total age Surinam A01A Stomatological preparations 2020* 0.24
Total male and female Total age Surinam A02 Drugs for acid related disorders 2020* 12.32
Total male and female Total age Surinam A02A Antacids 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam A02B Drugs for peptic ulcer and gord 2020* 12.32
Total male and female Total age Surinam A02X Oth. drugs for acid related disord. 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam A03 Drugs for funct.gastrointest.disord. 2020* 2.44
Total male and female Total age Surinam A03A Drugs for functional bowel disord. 2020* 0.60
Total male and female Total age Surinam A03B Belladonna and derivatives, plain 2020* 0.02
Total male and female Total age Surinam A03C Antispasmodics with psycholeptics 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam A03D Antispasmodics with analgesics 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam A03E Antispasmodics and anticholinergics 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam A03F Propulsives 2020* 1.89
Total male and female Total age Surinam A04 Antiemetics and antinauseants 2020* 0.42
Total male and female Total age Surinam A04A Antiemetics and antinauseants 2020* 0.42
Total male and female Total age Surinam A05 Bile and liver therapy 2020* 0.13
Total male and female Total age Surinam A05A Bile therapy 2020* 0.13
Total male and female Total age Surinam A05B Liver therapy, lipotropics 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam A05C Bile therapy drugs and lipotropics 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam A06 Laxatives 2020* 7.99
Total male and female Total age Surinam A06A Laxatives 2020* 7.99
Total male and female Total age Surinam A07 Anti diarr/intest/infl/infect.agents 2020* 1.10
Total male and female Total age Surinam A07A Intestinal antiinfectives 2020* 0.53
Total male and female Total age Surinam A07B Intestinal adsorbents 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam A07C Electrolytes with carbohydrates 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam A07D Antipropulsives 2020* 0.09
Total male and female Total age Surinam A07E Intestinal antiinflammatory agents 2020* 0.50
Total male and female Total age Surinam A07F Antidiarrheal microorganisms 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam A07X Other antidiarrheals 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam A08 Antiobesity prep. excl.diet products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam A08A Antiobesity prep.excl.diet products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam A09 Digestives, incl. enzymes 2020* 0.10
Total male and female Total age Surinam A09A Digestives, incl. enzymes 2020* 0.10
Total male and female Total age Surinam A10 Drugs used in diabetes 2020* 9.52
Total male and female Total age Surinam A10A Insulins and analogues 2020* 2.90
Total male and female Total age Surinam A10B Blood glucose lowering drugs, excl. 2020* 8.73
Total male and female Total age Surinam A10X Other drugs used in diabetes 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam A11 Vitamins 2020* 14.33
Total male and female Total age Surinam A11A Multivitamins, combinations 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam A11B Multivitamins, plain 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam A11C Vit A and D, incl.combin.of the two 2020* 14.32
Total male and female Total age Surinam A11D Vitamin B1,and with vit. B6 and B12 2020* 0.02
Total male and female Total age Surinam A11E Vitamin B-complex, incl. combinat. 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam A11G Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) + combin. 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam A11H Other plain vitamin preparations 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam A11J Other vitamin products + combinat. 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam A12 Mineral supplements 2020* 3.73
Total male and female Total age Surinam A12A Calcium 2020* 3.55
Total male and female Total age Surinam A12B Potassium 2020* 0.19
Total male and female Total age Surinam A12C Other mineral supplements 2020* 0.05
Total male and female Total age Surinam A13 Tonics 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam A13A Tonics 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam A14 Anabolic agents for systemic use 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam A14A Anabolic steroids 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam A14B Other anabolic agents 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam A15 Appetite stimulants 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam A16 Other aliment.tract/metabol.products 2020* 0.01
Total male and female Total age Surinam A16A Oth.aliment.tract and metabol.prod. 2020* 0.01
Total male and female Total age Surinam B Blood and blood forming organs 2020* 12.57
Total male and female Total age Surinam B01 Antithrombotic agents 2020* 8.41
Total male and female Total age Surinam B01A Antithrombotic agents 2020* 8.41
Total male and female Total age Surinam B02 Antihemorrhagics 2020* 0.38
Total male and female Total age Surinam B02A Antifibrinolytics 2020* 0.32
Total male and female Total age Surinam B02B Vitamin k and other hemostatics 2020* 0.07
Total male and female Total age Surinam B03 Antianemic preparations 2020* 5.21
Total male and female Total age Surinam B03A Iron preparations 2020* 3.49
Total male and female Total age Surinam B03B Vitamin B12 and folic acid 2020* 1.97
Total male and female Total age Surinam B03X Other antianemic preparations 2020* 0.13
Total male and female Total age Surinam B05 Blood substitutes / perfus.solutions 2020* 0.16
Total male and female Total age Surinam B05A Blood and related products 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam B05B Intravenous solutions 2020* 0.15
Total male and female Total age Surinam B05C Irrigating solutions 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam B05D Peritoneal dialytics 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam B05X Intravenous solution additives 2020* 0.01
Total male and female Total age Surinam B05Z Hemodialytics and hemofiltrates 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam B06 Other hematological agents 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam B06A Other hematological agents 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam C Cardiovascular system 2020* 22.57
Total male and female Total age Surinam C01 Cardiac therapy 2020* 2.43
Total male and female Total age Surinam C01A Cardiac glycosides 2020* 0.13
Total male and female Total age Surinam C01B Antiarrhythmics, class I and III 2020* 0.13
Total male and female Total age Surinam C01C Cardiac stimulants excl. glycosides 2020* 0.40
Total male and female Total age Surinam C01D Vasodilators used in card. diseases 2020* 1.77
Total male and female Total age Surinam C01E Other cardiac preparations 2020* 0.11
Total male and female Total age Surinam C02 Antihypertensives 2020* 0.54
Total male and female Total age Surinam C02A Antiadren.agents, centrally acting 2020* 0.10
Total male and female Total age Surinam C02B Antiadren.agents, ganglion-blocking 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam C02C Antiadren.agents, peripher. acting 2020* 0.41
Total male and female Total age Surinam C02D Arteriolar smooth muscle agents 2020* 0.02
Total male and female Total age Surinam C02K Other antihypertensives 2020* 0.02
Total male and female Total age Surinam C02L Antihypertensives/diuretics combin. 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam C02N Combinations of antihypertensives.. 2020* 0.00
Total male and female Total age Surinam C03 Diuretics 2020* 6.14
Total male and female Total age Surinam C03A Low-ceiling diuretics, thiazides 2020* 3.80
Total male and female Total age Surinam C03B Low-ceiling diuret.,excl. thiazides 2020* 0.42
Total male and female Total age Surinam C03C High-ceiling diuretics 2020* 1.53
Total male and female Total age Surinam C03D Potassium-sparing agents 2020* 0.96
Total male and female Total age Surinam C03E Diuretics/potassium-sparing agents 2020* 0.16
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 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 Basic Registration of Persons (BRP) in that year.