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Table 5 Number ( n ) and percentage (%) of the older population age ≥65 in Sweden receiving prescriptions for one to eight chemical substances for mental disorders, during the years 2006, 2007 and 2008

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

ATC 2006 2007 2008
Total Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
1 89046 (85.3) 31380 (86.5) 57666 (84.6) 90369 (84.7) 32314 (85.8) 58055 (84.1) 91368 (84.4) 32960 (85.6) 58407 (83.7)
2 13191 (12.6) 4175 (11.5) 9015 (13.2) 13871 (13.0) 4550 (12.1) 9320 (13.5) 14308 (13.2) 4695 (12.2) 9613 (13.8)
3 1848 (1.77) 599 (1.65) 1249 (1.83) 2037 (1.91) 662 (1.76) 1375 (1.99) 2160 (1.99) 688 (1.79) 1472 (2.11)
4 295 (0.28) 81 (0.22) 214 (0.31) 328 (0.31) 102 (0.27) 226 (0.33) 387 (0.36) 136 (0.35) 251 (0.36)
5 51 (0.05) 19 (0.05) 32 (0.05) 49 (0.05) 11 (0.03) 38 (0.06) 72 (0.07) 24 (0.06) 48 (0.07)
6 7 (0.01) 3 (0.01) 4 (0.01) 9 (0.01) 4 (0.01) 5 (0.01) 9 (0.01) 6 (0.02) 3 (0.00)
7 2 (0.00) 1 (0.00) 1 (0.00) 2 (0.00)    2 (0.00) 2 (0.00) 2 (0.01)   
8 1 (0.00) 1 (0.00)               
Total 104441 (100) 36259 (100) 68181 (100) 106665 (100) 37643 (100) 69021 (100) 108306 (100) 38511 (100) 69794 (100)