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Table 2 Drug acquisition costs related to non-adherence with varying therapies and ages in Sweden in 2006.

From: Non-adherence to drug therapy and drug acquisition costs in a national population - a patient-based register study

Age -Therapy DDD   Acq. Cost   Rate of Cost of Rate of Acq. Cost related to NA
  *million % million SEK % PNA prescribe drugs SNA million SEK % of Acq cost
All 5253 100 23154 100 3 23870 50 11219 48, 5
Therapy:          
Continuing 3927 74, 8 13798 59, 6 3 14225 50 6686 48, 5
short-term 1326 25, 2 8659 37, 4 3 8927 30 2410 27, 8
(no DDD)    697 3, 0 3 718 30 194 27, 8
Total 5253 100 23154 100, 0   23870   9290 40, 1
Age:          
0-19 241 4, 6 1641 7, 1 2 1675 50 804 49, 0
20-49 976 18, 6 5966 25, 8 4 6215 50 2859 47, 9
50-69 1894 36, 1 8568 37, 0 3 8833 50 4151 48, 5
70- 2142 40, 8 6979 30, 1 2 7122 50 3418 49, 0
Total 5253 100 23154 100, 0   239844 50 11232 48, 5
Therapy and age          
Continuing          
0-19 179   651 2, 8 2 664 50 319 49, 0
20-49 696   3542 15, 3 4 3689 50 1697 47, 9
50-69 1407   5267 22, 7 3 5430 50 2552 48, 5
70- 1645   4339 18, 7 2 4428 50 2125 49, 0
Short-term          
0-19 63   937 4, 0 2 956 30 268 28, 6
20-49 279   2233 9, 6 4 2326 30 605 27, 1
50-69 487   2989 12, 9 3 3081 30 832 27, 8
70- 497   2501 10, 8 2 2552 30 715 28, 6
no DDD          
0-19    53 0, 2 2 54 30 15 28, 6
20-49    192 0, 8 4 200 30 52 27, 1
50-69    313 1, 3 3 322 30 87 27, 8
70-    139 0, 6 2 142 30 40 28, 6
Total 5253 0 23154 100, 0   23844   9306 40, 2
  1. DDD, acquisition costs for dispensed drug (Acq cost), rate of primary non-adherence (PNA), estimated acquisition costs for prescribed drugs, rate of secondary non-adherence (SNA) and drug acquisition costs related to non-adherence (NA) for individuals with varying therapies and ages in Sweden in 2006.