Persons to whom medicines were dispensed by background, medicine
group, age, sex in absolute figures and as percentage of total population
Persons to whom medicines were dispensed by medicine group (ATC), age and
sex in absolute figures and as percentage of the total population
The percentage of children suffering from dyslexia has risen slightly since 2001.
Information provided by parents indicates that autism and related disorders occur in nearly 3 percent of children and are twice as often found in boys as in girls. Boys are treated for autism or related disorders four times as often as girls. Over one quarter of autistic children also exhibit symptoms of ADHD.
Spending on disablement assistence for young people (Wajong) have been rising in recent years. In 2003 spending amounted to nearly 1.3 billion euro, while in 2008 this had increased to nearly 1.9 billion euro.
In the Netherlands, 1 in every 5 children aged between 4 and 12 are chronically ill. Asthma and chronic bronchitis are the most common chronic diseases.