TABLE 1

Dispensing and Codispensing of Antibiotics and Asthma Drugs to Belgian Children in 3 Age Categories During the First Study Year

Age Category, y
<33 to 78 to <18All
Total cohort, n137 126234 135521 580892 841
    % Of cohort15.3626.2258.42100
Antibiotic in year of study, n100 170116 182178 407394 759
    % Of age category73.0549.6234.2144.21
    95% CI72.82–73.2849.42–49.8234.08–34.3444.11–44.31
Asthma drug in year of study, n61 44341 91739 826143 186
    % Of age category44.8117.907.6416.04
    95% CI44.55–45.0717.74–18.067.57–7.7115.96–16.12
        Plus antibiotic on same day, n23 44415 62911 96451 037
            % Of treatment group38.1637.2930.0435.64
            95% CI37.77–38.5436.82–37.7529.59–30.4935.40–35.89
        Plus antibiotic in same year, n48 50131 89624 844105 241
            % Of treatment group78.9476.0962.3873.50
            95% CI78.62–79.2675.68–76.5061.90–62.8673.27–73.73
No asthma drug in year of study, n75 683192 218481 754749 655
    % Of age category55.1982.1092.3683.96
    95% CI54.93–55.4581.94–82.2692.29–92.4383.88–84.04
        Antibiotic in same year, n51 66984 286153 563289 518
            % Of treatment group68.2743.8531.8838.62
            95% CI67.94–68.6043.63–44.0731.75–32.0138.51–38.73