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Table 2 Characteristics of the study population: number of persons in the older population and number of persons ( n ) receiving dispensed drugs for mental disorders (MD) (ICD-10: F20-F42), mean age with standard deviation (SD), percentage men and women in the study population, and total number of dispensed drugs for mental disorders

From: Specialist prescribing of psychotropic drugs to older persons in Sweden - a register-based study of 188 024 older persons

  2006 2007 2008
Older population, total (n) 1 581 437 1 608 413 1 645 081
Persons receiving drugs for MD (n) 104 441 106 665 108 306
Mean age (years) (SD) 77.8 (7.8) 77.8 (7.8) 77.7 (7.9)
Men/Women (%) 35/65 35/65 36/64
Total number of dispensed drugs for MD 639 841 671 071 702 167