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Table 2 Proportion of children and adolescents with prescriptions of antibiotics in the northern Netherlands and north-west Germany (with 95 % CI), by sex and age group

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

  Males Females Total
Age Netherlands (n = 18,229) Germany (n = 9,283) Netherlands (n = 18,518) Germany (n = 9,091) Netherlands (n = 36,747) Germany (n = 18,374)
0–2 years. (n = 8,075 resp. n = 1,770) 44.5 % (43.0–46.0) 53.1 % (49.8–56.4) 41.5 % (39.9–43.1) 46.6 % (43.2–50.0) 43.1 % (42.0–44.2) 49.9 % (47.6–52.3)
3–6 years. (n = 7,464 resp. n3,488) 35.2 % (33.8–36.8) 56.2 % (53.9–58.5) 39.9 % (38.2–41.5) 53.3 % (50.9–55.7) 37.4 % (36.3–38.5) 54.8 % (53.2–56.5)
7–10 year. (n = 6,916 resp. n = 4,292) 19.6 % (18.3–20.9) 35.4 % (33.3–37.4) 27.7 % (26.1–29.2) 37.4 % (35.4–39.5) 23.4 % (22.4–24.4) 36.4 % (35.0–37.9)
11–13 years. (n = 5,078 resp. n = 3,733) 16.3 % (14.9–17.8) 27.7 % (25.6–29.8) 19.6 % (18.0–21.2) 28.9 % (26.9–31.0) 17.9 % (16.8–18.9) 28.3 % (26.9–29.8)
14–17 years. (n = 9,214 resp. n = 5,091) 20.7 % (19.4–22.1) 29.1 % (27.4–30.9) 25.2 % (24.0–26.3) 39.1 % (37.2–41.0) 23.4 % (22.6–24.3) 34.0 % (32.7–35.3)
Total (n = 36,747 resp. n = 18,374) 28.7 % (28.0–29.4) 37.9 % (36.9–38.9) 30.9 % (30.3–31.6) 39.9 % (38.9–40.9) 29.8 % (29.3–30.3) 38.9 % (38.2–39.6)