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Table 4 Dispensing of prescription opioids across the years in four age-groups

From: Prescription opioid dispensing in New South Wales, Australia: spatial and temporal variation

  Variable Age-group
Year 0–19 20–44 45–64 65+
2013 Population (‘00,000) 19.58 27.38 19.26 11.68
Person used prescription opioids (‘00,000) 0.35 3.87 4.54 5.25
Proportion used prescription opioids (%) 1.78 14.13 23.57 44.95
Amount of prescription opioids used (DDD) 0.31 8.02 26.23 42.83
2014 Population (‘00,000) 19.77 27.73 19.46 12.06
Person used prescription opioids (‘00,000) 0.37 4.01 4.77 5.58
Proportion used prescription opioids (%) 1.78 14.46 24.51 46.26
Amount of prescription opioids used (DDD) 0.33 7.89 26.30 43.05
2015 Population (‘00,000) 19.95 28.09 19.67 12.43
Person used prescription opioids (‘00,000) 0.37 4.17 4.90 5.75
Proportion used prescription opioids (%) 1.85 14.84 24.91 46.26
Amount of prescription opioids used (DDD) 0.31 7.51 25.88 42.45