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Table 2 Inappropriate long-term use of benzodiazepines 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
(numbers per 1000 elderly population)
DDD Total 12.2 12 11.4 11.6 11.6 −0.6
Age group (year) 65–69 10.1 9.9 9.4 9.6 9.3 −0.8
70–74 12.9 12.7 11.9 11.6 12 −0.9
75–79 14.7 14.5 13.6 14 13.9 −0.8
80–84 14.7 14.3 13.5 14.1 14.1 −0.6
85+ 10.2 9.5 9.4 9.9 10.1 −0.1
Sex Male 11.3 11.2 10.5 10.6 10.8 −0.5
Female 12.9 12.6 12 12.2 12.2 −0.7
Type of Insurance NHI 14.9 14.5 13.3 13.1 13 −1.9
Medical Aid 6.8 6.5 6.7 7.1 7.2 0.4
User-days Total 42.6 43 41.3 39.2 38.5 −4.1
Age group (year) 65–69 34.1 34.2 31.9 29.7 27.7 −6.4
70–74 45.2 45.4 42.5 39.1 39.3 −5.9
75–79 52.5 52.9 50.9 49.3 48.5 −4.0
80–84 51.6 53 52.3 50.2 50.3 −1.3
85+ 35.9 35.8 36.5 36.6 37.1 1.2
Sex Male 35.2 36 34.8 32.8 32.6 −2.6
Female 47.5 47.8 45.7 43.7 42.8 −4.7
Type of Insurance NHI 53.5 53.3 49.7 45.5 44.1 −9.4
Medical Aid 20.2 19.7 20.3 20.9 20.9 0.7
  1. NHI National Health Insurance