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Table 5 Discontinuation of anti-diabetic treatment

From: Counting drugs to understand the disease: The case of measuring the diabetes epidemic

  Females Males
  One year gap Two years gap One year gap Two years gap
Year n % n % n % n %
1993 198 6.6    174 5.6   
1994 209 6.7 118 3.5 185 5.7 99 2.8
1995 199 6.2 133 3.8 188 5.5 115 3.1
1996 172 5.3 121 3.5 203 5.8 108 2.9
1997 188 5.5 101 2.8 196 5.2 113 2.8
1998 163 4.6 123 3.3 182 4.6 117 2.8
1999 135 3.7 102 2.7 166 4.0 108 2.5
2000 150 4.0 92 2.3 194 4.5 97 2.1
2001 282 7.1 100 2.4 375 8.2 114 2.3
2002 176 4.2 117 2.6 233 4.8 122 2.4
2003 189 4.2 99 2.1 250 4.9 126 2.3
  1. Number of patients discontinuing anti-diabetic treatment, Fyn County, Denmark, 1994–2003. Discontinuation is defined as subjects with more than one or two years, respectively, without redemptions after a previous redemption. Percentage figures indicate relative proportion of the prevalent population who discontinues treatment.