OECD: Anticholesterol Intake 2000, 2005

The consumption of anti-cholesterol among OECD countries for year 2000 and 2005:

a) Year 2000:
Country – DDD/ 1000 pop. /day
Denmark 2 — 21.1
Portugal — 25.7
Czech Republic — 27.0
Hungary 1 — 31.3
Germany — 31.6
Iceland — 34.2
Finland 2 — 43.3
Netherlands 2 — 57.2
Norway — 59.6
Sweden 1 — 65.4
Australia — 81.3
France — 84.2

b) Year 2005:
Country — DDD/ 1000 pop. /day
Germany — 64.5
Hungary 1 — 70.8
Sweden 1 — 83.9
Portugal — 86.1
Iceland — 88.2
Denmark 2 — 90.2
Czech Republic — 90.4
Finland 2 — 96.7
Netherlands 2 — 105.6
Belgium — 117.4
France — 128.6
United Kingdom — 129.0
Norway — 130.3
Australia — 182.4

c) % of increment between year 2000 and 2005:
Country – % (DDD/ 1000 pop./ day)
Sweden 1 — 28.3 ( 18.5 )
France — 52.7 ( 44.4 )
Netherlands 2 — 84.6 ( 48.4 )
Germany — 104.1 ( 32.9 )
Norway — 118.6 ( 70.7 )
Finland 2 — 123.3 ( 53.4 )
Australia — 124.4 ( 101.1 )
Hungary 1 — 126.2 ( 39.5 )
Iceland — 157.9 ( 54.0 )
Czech Republic — 234.8 ( 63.4 )
Portugal — 235.0 ( 60.4 )
Denmark 2 — 327.5 ( 69.1 )

Note:
1. 2003 – 2005.
2. 2001 – 2005
3. DDD = defined daily dose, the assumed average maintenance dose per day for a drug used on its main indiction in adults.

Source:
1. OECD Health at a Glance 2007
2. The raw data document in xls format

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