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Table 1 Small area variations (by postal codes) in the proportion of children and adolescents with prescriptions of antibiotics in the northern Netherlands and north-west Germany (with 95 % CI), by sex

From: Cross-border comparison of antibiotic prescriptions among children and adolescents between the north of the Netherlands and the north-west of Germany

Region/postal code (number of children included) Males Females Total
Netherlands    
 95, 96 (n = 10,439) 31.6 % (30.3–32.9) 34.7 % (33.4–36.0) 33.2 % (32.3–34.1)
 90, 91, 99 (n = 649) 27.7 % (23.0–32.8) 26.1 % (21.3–31.4) 27.0 % (23.6–30.6)
 92, 98 (n = 1,898) 36.2 % (33.2–39.4) 36.6 % (33.5–39.8) 36.4 % (34.2–38.6)
 93 (n = 868) 28.0 % (23.9–32.5) 28.0 % (23.8–32.5) 28.0 % (25.0–31.1)
 94 (n = 2,154) 28.0 % (25.3–30.8) 29.2 % (26.5–31.9) 28.6 % (26.7–30.6)
 97 (n = 20,739) 26.7 % (25.8–27.6) 28.9 % (28.0–29.8) 27.8 % (27.2–28.4)
Germany    
 261 (n = 4,028) 35.3 % (33.2–37.4) 34.9 % (32.8–37.0) 35.1 % (33.6–36.6)
 262 (n = 988) 35.0 % (30.8–39.3) 42.1 % (37.6–46.6) 38.5 % (35.4–41.6)
 263 (n = 1,744) 31.9 % (28.8–35.1) 38.4 % (35.2–41.7) 35.1 % (32.9–37.4)
 264 (n = 1,959) 36.5 % (33.5–39.6) 34.9 % (31.8–37.9) 35.7 % (33.6–37.8)
 265 (n = 1,102) 40.8 % (36.7–45.1) 41.4 % (37.2–45.6) 41.1 % (38.2–44.1)
 266 (n = 2,476) 38.5 % (35.8–41.2) 40.0 % (37.2–42.8) 39.2 % (37.3–41.2)
 267 (n = 1,263) 40.7 % (36.7–44.7) 43.6 % (39.8–47.5) 42.2 % (39.5–45.0)
 268 (n = 3,642) 42.0 % (39.8–44.3) 46.2 % (43.9–48.6) 44.1 % (42.5–45.7)
 269 (n = 1,172) 41.1 % (37.2–45.1) 40.8 % (36.7–45.0) 41.0 % (38.1–43.8)