OECD: Antidepressants Intake 2000, 2005

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

a) Year 2000:
Country — DDD/ 1000 pop. /day
Slovak Republic – 8.6
Czech Republic – 9.8
Hungary – 13.5
Greece 1 – 18.9
Germany – 20.6
Portugal – 26.0
Netherlands 2 – 31.4
Denmark – 34.8
Finland – 35.5
Luxembourg 3 – 36.2
United Kingdom – 37.6
Belgium – 38.7
France – 39.5
Norway – 41.0
Australia – 46.3
Sweden – 47.7
Iceland – 70.5

b) Year 2005:
Country — DDD/ 1000 pop. /day
Slovak Republic – 18.1
Hungary – 22.5
Czech Republic – 26.9
Germany – 28.5
Greece 1 – 35.8
Netherlands 2 – 39.0
Luxembourg 3 – 42.7
Portugal – 47.1
United Kingdom – 47.3
France – 49.8
Norway – 51.6
Finland – 52.1
Belgium – 53.3
Denmark – 59.5
Sweden – 65.7
Australia – 67.2
Iceland – 94.8

c) % of increment between year 2000 and 2005:
Country – % (DDD/ 1000 pop./ day)
Luxembourg 3 — 18.0 ( 6.5 )
Netherlands 2 — 24.2 ( 7.6 )
United Kingdom — 25.8 ( 9.7 )
Norway — 25.9 ( 10.6 )
France — 26.1 ( 10.3 )
Iceland — 34.5 ( 24.3 )
Belgium — 37.7 ( 14.6 )
Sweden — 37.7 ( 18.0 )
Germany — 38.3 ( 7.9 )
Australia — 45.1 ( 20.9 )
Finland — 46.8 ( 16.6 )
Hungary — 66.7 ( 9.0 )
Denmark — 71.0 ( 24.7 )
Portugal — 81.2 ( 21.1 )
Greece 1 — 89.4 ( 16.9 )
Slovak Republic — 110.5 ( 9.5 )
Czech Republic — 174.5 ( 17.1 )

Note:
1. Greece: 2000 – 2004
2. Netherlands: 2001 – 2005
3. Luxembourg: 2003 – 2005
4. 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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