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 Total age Total background and generation Total 2020 62.80
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A Alimentary tract and metabolism 2020 24.24
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A01 Stomatological preparations 2020 0.25
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A01A Stomatological preparations 2020 0.25
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A02 Drugs for acid related disorders 2020 12.76
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A02A Antacids 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A02B Drugs for peptic ulcer and gord 2020 12.76
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A02X Oth. drugs for acid related disord. 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A03 Drugs for funct.gastrointest.disord. 2020 2.09
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A03A Drugs for functional bowel disord. 2020 0.53
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A03B Belladonna and derivatives, plain 2020 0.03
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A03C Antispasmodics with psycholeptics 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A03D Antispasmodics with analgesics 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A03E Antispasmodics and anticholinergics 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A03F Propulsives 2020 1.59
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A04 Antiemetics and antinauseants 2020 0.46
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A04A Antiemetics and antinauseants 2020 0.46
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A05 Bile and liver therapy 2020 0.09
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A05A Bile therapy 2020 0.09
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A05B Liver therapy, lipotropics 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A05C Bile therapy drugs and lipotropics 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A06 Laxatives 2020 8.03
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A06A Laxatives 2020 8.03
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A07 Anti diarr/intest/infl/infect.agents 2020 1.20
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A07A Intestinal antiinfectives 2020 0.60
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A07B Intestinal adsorbents 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A07C Electrolytes with carbohydrates 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A07D Antipropulsives 2020 0.13
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A07E Intestinal antiinflammatory agents 2020 0.49
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A07F Antidiarrheal microorganisms 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A07X Other antidiarrheals 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A08 Antiobesity prep. excl.diet products 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A08A Antiobesity prep.excl.diet products 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A09 Digestives, incl. enzymes 2020 0.11
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A09A Digestives, incl. enzymes 2020 0.11
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A10 Drugs used in diabetes 2020 4.65
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A10A Insulins and analogues 2020 1.59
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A10B Blood glucose lowering drugs, excl. 2020 4.04
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A10X Other drugs used in diabetes 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A11 Vitamins 2020 5.27
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A11A Multivitamins, combinations 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A11B Multivitamins, plain 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A11C Vit A and D, incl.combin.of the two 2020 5.26
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A11D Vitamin B1,and with vit. B6 and B12 2020 0.01
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A11E Vitamin B-complex, incl. combinat. 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A11G Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) + combin. 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A11H Other plain vitamin preparations 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A11J Other vitamin products + combinat. 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A12 Mineral supplements 2020 3.26
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A12A Calcium 2020 3.11
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A12B Potassium 2020 0.17
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A12C Other mineral supplements 2020 0.04
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A13 Tonics 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A13A Tonics 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A14 Anabolic agents for systemic use 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A14A Anabolic steroids 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A14B Other anabolic agents 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A15 Appetite stimulants 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A16 Other aliment.tract/metabol.products 2020 0.02
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation A16A Oth.aliment.tract and metabol.prod. 2020 0.02
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation B Blood and blood forming organs 2020 12.85
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation B01 Antithrombotic agents 2020 10.43
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation B01A Antithrombotic agents 2020 10.43
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation B02 Antihemorrhagics 2020 0.25
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation B02A Antifibrinolytics 2020 0.16
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation B02B Vitamin k and other hemostatics 2020 0.09
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation B03 Antianemic preparations 2020 3.19
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation B03A Iron preparations 2020 1.59
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation B03B Vitamin B12 and folic acid 2020 1.72
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation B03X Other antianemic preparations 2020 0.08
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation B05 Blood substitutes / perfus.solutions 2020 0.26
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation B05A Blood and related products 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation B05B Intravenous solutions 2020 0.25
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation B05C Irrigating solutions 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation B05D Peritoneal dialytics 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation B05X Intravenous solution additives 2020 0.01
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation B05Z Hemodialytics and hemofiltrates 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation B06 Other hematological agents 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation B06A Other hematological agents 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation C Cardiovascular system 2020 21.18
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation C01 Cardiac therapy 2020 2.46
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation C01A Cardiac glycosides 2020 0.46
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation C01B Antiarrhythmics, class I and III 2020 0.39
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation C01C Cardiac stimulants excl. glycosides 2020 0.30
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation C01D Vasodilators used in card. diseases 2020 1.40
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation C01E Other cardiac preparations 2020 0.07
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation C02 Antihypertensives 2020 0.32
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation C02A Antiadren.agents, centrally acting 2020 0.06
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation C02B Antiadren.agents, ganglion-blocking 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation C02C Antiadren.agents, peripher. acting 2020 0.24
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation C02D Arteriolar smooth muscle agents 2020 0.01
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation C02K Other antihypertensives 2020 0.02
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation C02L Antihypertensives/diuretics combin. 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation C02N Combinations of antihypertensives.. 2020 0.00
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation C03 Diuretics 2020 6.18
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation C03A Low-ceiling diuretics, thiazides 2020 3.44
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation C03B Low-ceiling diuret.,excl. thiazides 2020 0.39
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation C03C High-ceiling diuretics 2020 2.02
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation C03D Potassium-sparing agents 2020 1.01
Total male and female Total age Total background and generation C03E Diuretics/potassium-sparing agents 2020 0.18
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.
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.