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Table 3 Use of drugs in the main ATC groups and the estimated annual drug cost per person in persons with and without dementia and annual drug cost per person stratified by residential setting

From: The impact of dementia on drug costs in older people: results from the SNAC study

  Drug use (%) Cost/year (SEK) Drug use (%) Cost/year (SEK) Drug use (%) Cost/year (SEK)
Main ATC Group Non-dementia Dementia Non-dementia Dementia Community-dwelling Institution Community-dwelling Institution All
n=3,783a n=319b    n=3,826 n=282    n=4,108
A Alimentary tract and metabolism 35.1 52.7 496 789 34.7 60.3 487 952 36.5 519
B Blood and blood forming agents 29.5 47.3 330 215 29.6 48.2 315 394 30.9 320
C Cardiovascular system 44.8 53.0 1,009 514 44.4 57.8 997 596 45.4 969
D Dermatologicals 3.0 11.0 24 66 3.0 12.1 23 78 3.7 27
G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 22.0 13.8 348 256 21.8 14.9 344 296 21.3 341
H Systemic hormonal preparations, excl. sex hormones 12.5 14.1 57 40 12.3 15.6 56 54 12.6 56
J General anti-infectives for systemic use 1.7 4.4 5 12 1.7 5.7 5 13 1.9 6
L Antineoplastic and immunomodulating agents 2.3 1.3 245 94 3.0 1.1 245 68 2.2 233
M Musculo-skeletal system 17.1 8.5 261 137 16.8 11.3 260 132 16.4 251
N Nervous system 34.4 67.0 585 3,202 33.8 79.8 607 3,295 37.0 792
P Antiparasitic products 0.6 1.6 127 458 0.7 1.4 121 584 0.7 152
R Respiratory system 12.3 13.2 274 256 12.0 16.7 266 344 12.3 272
S Sensory organs 6.7 8.4 47 108 6.6 11.7 44 155 6.9 52
V Various 0.2 0 3 0 0.2 0 3 - 0.1 2
  Total* 81.7c 79.8c 3,810 6,147 80.9c 88.4c 3,773 6,961 81.4c 3,992
  1. a Missing drug data on 4 persons
  2. b Missing drug data on 2 persons
  3. c Use of at least one drug