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Table 2 Percentage of GMS Claimants & Expenditure Euro million (€m) by ATC group and Age Category (2012)

From: Factors influencing the variation in GMS prescribing expenditure in Ireland

Age Cohort N   C   A   R   Total (€m) Total GMS
% (€m) % (€m) % (€m) % (€m) N,C,A,R Cost (€m)
<5 16 0.57 2 0.35 32 0.88 51 2.01 3.81 12.35
5–11 10 1.78 2 0.29 24 1.13 64 4.33 7.53 9.46
12–15 28 1.87 2 0.11 20 0.97 50 2.15 5.10 4.76
16–24 40 9.32 5 0.52 25 3.44 31 3.91 17.20 17.12
25–34 42 27.11 8 1.80 26 7.29 24 5.32 41.52 23.69
35–44 39 39.83 13 6.83 26 12.39 22 7.62 66.68 28.19
45–54 34 46.03 21 19.31 26 19.79 19 11.32 96.45 35.65
55–64 29 46.33 27 40.68 26 29.53 18 18.56 135.11 55.41
65–69 26 23.58 30 31.59 26 19.27 17 13.06 87.49 37.30
70–74 26 27.10 32 43.61 26 23.28 16 15.22 109.21 51.13
>75 27 79.32 30 93.97 27 54.78 16 31.85 259.92 119.79
% of Total 36 302.85 29 239.06 21 172.76 14 115.34 830.01 394.86
  1. N Nervous System, C Cardiovascular System, A Alimentary Tract & Metabolism, R Respiratory System
  2. The most expensive age category by ATC group is highlighted in bold