Persons with dispensed medicines; origin

Persons with dispensed medicines; origin

Sex Age Origin Medicine group (ATC) Periods Persons with medicines, relative (%) Defined daily doses (DDD), relative (number per 1 000 persons)
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin: total Total 2020* 56.54 290
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin: total Total 2021* 57.08 291
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin: total C Cardiovascular system 2020* 10.60 66
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin: total C Cardiovascular system 2021* 10.62 66
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin: born in the Netherlands Total 2020* 57.92 288
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin: born in the Netherlands Total 2021* 58.56 290
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin: born in the Netherlands C Cardiovascular system 2020* 10.46 65
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin: born in the Netherlands C Cardiovascular system 2021* 10.48 65
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin: born in NL, parents in NL Total 2020* 57.60 285
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin: born in NL, parents in NL Total 2021* 58.14 287
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin: born in NL, parents in NL C Cardiovascular system 2020* 10.47 65
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin: born in NL, parents in NL C Cardiovascular system 2021* 10.49 65
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin: born in NL, parent(s) outside NL Total 2020* 59.47 304
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin: born in NL, parent(s) outside NL Total 2021* 60.46 306
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin: born in NL, parent(s) outside NL C Cardiovascular system 2020* 10.26 64
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin: born in NL, parent(s) outside NL C Cardiovascular system 2021* 10.33 65
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin: born in NL, 1 parent born in NL Total 2020* 58.08 290
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin: born in NL, 1 parent born in NL Total 2021* 58.80 292
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin: born in NL, 1 parent born in NL C Cardiovascular system 2020* 10.02 62
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin: born in NL, 1 parent born in NL C Cardiovascular system 2021* 10.05 62
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin: born in NL, parents born abroad Total 2020* 60.83 324
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin: born in NL, parents born abroad Total 2021* 62.06 328
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin: born in NL, parents born abroad C Cardiovascular system 2020* 10.81 71
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin: born in NL, parents born abroad C Cardiovascular system 2021* 10.95 72
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin: born outside the Netherlands Total 2020* 48.42 306
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin: born outside the Netherlands Total 2021* 48.67 305
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin: born outside the Netherlands C Cardiovascular system 2020* 11.35 75
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin: born outside the Netherlands C Cardiovascular system 2021* 11.37 75
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: The Netherlands Total 2020* 57.60 285
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: The Netherlands Total 2021* 58.14 287
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: The Netherlands C Cardiovascular system 2020* 10.47 65
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: The Netherlands C Cardiovascular system 2021* 10.49 65
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: Europe (excl. NL) Total 2020* 46.00 223
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: Europe (excl. NL) Total 2021* 46.46 222
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: Europe (excl. NL) C Cardiovascular system 2020* 9.04 57
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: Europe (excl. NL) C Cardiovascular system 2021* 9.02 57
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: outside Europe Total 2020* 58.33 356
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: outside Europe Total 2021* 59.08 357
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: outside Europe C Cardiovascular system 2020* 12.07 78
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: outside Europe C Cardiovascular system 2021* 12.15 79
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: Morocco Total 2020* 65.33 422
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: Morocco Total 2021* 65.83 414
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: Morocco C Cardiovascular system 2020* 11.74 69
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: Morocco C Cardiovascular system 2021* 11.79 69
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: Turkey Total 2020* 65.38 474
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: Turkey Total 2021* 65.55 470
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: Turkey C Cardiovascular system 2020* 15.04 103
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: Turkey C Cardiovascular system 2021* 15.08 104
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: Suriname Total 2020* 63.83 483
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: Suriname Total 2021* 64.79 485
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: Suriname C Cardiovascular system 2020* 15.18 106
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: Suriname C Cardiovascular system 2021* 15.17 107
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: Dutch Caribbean Total 2020* 59.08 348
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: Dutch Caribbean Total 2021* 59.51 351
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: Dutch Caribbean C Cardiovascular system 2020* 12.48 85
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: Dutch Caribbean C Cardiovascular system 2021* 12.57 86
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: Suriname Total 2020* 53.63 271
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: Suriname Total 2021* 54.13 273
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: Suriname C Cardiovascular system 2020* 9.83 63
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: Suriname C Cardiovascular system 2021* 9.93 64
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: outside Europe (exc. 5.. Total 2020* 53.82 299
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: outside Europe (exc. 5.. Total 2021* 54.92 302
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: outside Europe (exc. 5.. C Cardiovascular system 2020* 11.10 70
Total male and female 0 to 64 years, standardised Origin country: outside Europe (exc. 5.. C Cardiovascular system 2021* 11.21 70
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. Also, the number of dispensed defined daily doses (DDDs) are presented. 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, origin, age and sex.

Data available from 2020.

Status of the figures:
All figures are provisional.

Changes as of 14 December, 2022:
This is a new table due to the introduction of the new classification of population by origin. This table is the follow-up of the table 'Persons with dispensed medicines; background; 2006-2020'. See also section 3.

When will new figures be published?
New figures will be published in the last quarter of 2023.

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.
Defined daily doses (DDD), relative
Defined Daily Dose (DDD) is de door de WHO vastgestelde gemiddelde dagelijkse dosis van een geneesmiddel, wanneer het geneesmiddel wordt ingezet voor de hoofdindicatie, bij een onderhoudsbehandeling voor volwassenen. Deze definitie maakt het mogelijk om het gebruik van verschillende toedieningsvormen en verschillende middelen met elkaar te vergelijken.

WHO: World Health Organisation, Wereldgezondheidsorganisatie