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Table 4 Use of drugs in the main ATC groups and the estimated annual drug cost per person in persons with dementia stratified by residential settinga

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

Main ATC group Community-dwelling Institution
(n=124a) (n=195)
Use (%) Cost SEK Use (%) Cost SEK
A Alimentary tract and metabolism 41.3 569 59.5 929
B Blood and blood forming agents 41.3 237 50.8 201
C Cardiovascular system 42.8 578 59.0 473
D Dermatologicals 4.7 24 14.9 94
G Genito urinary system and sex hormones 12.7 297 14.4 230
H Systemic hormonal preparations, excl. sex hormones 10.3 9 16.4 60
J General anti-infectives for systemic use 0.8 1 6.7 18
L Antineoplastic and immunomodulating agents 1.6 235 1.0 5
M Musculo-skeletal system 6.3 136 9.7 137
N Nervous system 44.4 2,291 81.0 3,782
P Antiparasitic products 1.6 486 1.5 440
R Respiratory system 5.5 89 17.1 362
S Sensory organs 7.9 59 8.7 139
V Various - - -  
  Totalb 66.9 5,011 88.7 6,869
  1. a Missing data on drugs for 2 persons
  2. b Use of at least one drug