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Table 3 Inappropriate use of long-acting benzodiazepines from 2009 to 2013

From: Trends in the prescription of benzodiazepines for the elderly in Korea

  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Difference
2009–2013
(numbers per 1000 elderly population)
Total 263.6 252.9 242.1 233.6 220.4 −43.2
Age group (year) 65–69 255.8 246.5 229.7 219.8 196.5 −59.4
70–74 281.7 272.2 259.3 246.1 240.7 −41.1
75–79 282.8 270.8 266.8 262 249.7 −33.1
80–84 254.7 246.4 240.9 236.7 227.9 −26.8
85+ 187.2 169.4 165.5 161.5 155.5 −31.6
Sex Male 210.2 202.8 194.8 187.3 176.6 −33.6
Female 299.9 287.3 274.9 266.1 251.6 −48.3
Type of Insurance NHI 352.9 328.9 307.6 287 264.4 −88.5
Medical Aid 80.7 80.3 79.1 79.5 79.7 −1.0
  1. NHI National Health Insurance