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Table 3 Most commonly prescribed drug groups with percentages of all prescriptions and estimated one-year prevalences of receiving at least one prescription

From: Outpatient health care utilization and health expenditures of asylum seekers in Halle (Saale), Germany - an analysis of claims data

Prescribed drugs Proportion One-year prevalence
Code Group name % of all prescriptions % of men [95%-CI] % of women [95%-CI] % of all [95%-CI]
M01 Anti-inflammatory and antirheumatic products 15.9 33.2 [30.5–36.1] 41.1 [36.5–46.0] 35.3 [33.0–37.8]
J01 Antibacterials for systemic use 7.0 14.6 [12.7–16.7] 28.5 [24.5–33.1] 18.3 [16.5–20.3]
N02 Analgesics 6.3 14.0 [12.1–16.1] 25.0 [21.1–29.5] 17.1 [15.3–19.1]
A02 Drugs for acid related disorders 6.3 14.6 [12.6–16.8] 16.2 [13.2–19.8] 14.9 [13.3–16.7]
R05 Cough and cold preparations 5.7 7.2 [6.0–8.7] 14.2 [11.3–17.7] 9.1 [7.9–10.5]
R01 Nasal preparations 5.6 7.2 [5.9–8.9] 16.2 [13.2–19.8] 9.6 [8.3–11.1]
N06 Psychoanaleptics 4.6 3.8 [2.9–5.0] 7.8 [5.6–10.8] 4.9 [3.9–6.1]
N05 Psycholeptics 4.5 2.6 [1.8–3.6] 6.3 [4.3–9.2] 3.6 [2.8–4.7]
J04 Antimycobacterials 3.1 1.6 [1.0–2.5] 1.2 [0.6–2.5] 1.5 [1.0–2.2]
D07 Corticosteroids, dermatological preparations 3.1 7.0 [5.7–8.7] 10.8 [8.1–14.2] 8.1 [6.8–9.5]
J07 Vaccines 2.6 3.8 [2.8–5.2] 8.4 [6.0–11.7] 5.1 [4.1–6.4)