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Table 1 Prevalence of benzodiazepine prescriptions from 2009 to 2013

From: Trends in the prescription of benzodiazepines for the elderly in Korea

  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Difference
2009–2013
(%)
Total 37.9 37.2 36.5 36.1 35.1 −2.8
Age group (year) 65–69 36.4 35.9 34.5 34.1 31.6 −4.8
70–74 39.8 39.1 38.2 37 37.2 −2.6
75–79 40.6 39.6 39.7 39.7 38.7 −1.9
80–84 38.1 37.8 37.6 37.6 37.3 −0.8
85+ 30.3 28.4 28.7 28.8 28.8 −1.5
Sex Male 31.1 30.7 30.4 30.1 29.3 −1.8
Female 42.6 41.7 40.8 40.2 39.2 −3.4
Type of Insurance NHI 50.2 48.1 46.1 44.1 41.8 −8.4
Medical Aid 12.7 12.3 12.7 13 13.5 0.8
  1. NHI National Health Insurance