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Table 1 Mean duration of antibiotic treatment in days according to sex and age groups in 2015

From: Decreasing trends, and geographical variation in outpatient antibiotic use: a population-based study in Central Denmark

  Overall Females Males
ATC codes Antibiotic group 15–39 40–64 65–84 + 85 Overall 15–39 40–64 65–84 + 85 Overall 15–39 40–64 65–84 + 85 Overall
J01, G01AF01, P01AB01, J04A Overall 9.4 11.1 12.8 14.3 11.5 9.1 10.7 12.5 14.5 11.1 9.9 11.7 13.2 14.0 12.0
J01AA Tetracyclines 31.0 31.5 32.1 47.9 31.5 29.4 31.1 32.2 41.5 30.4 34.5 31.9 32.0 68.8 33.0
J01CA Penicillins with extended spectrum 10.6 12.1 13.1 13.3 12.2 10.3 11.7 12.8 13.3 11.8 13.1 13.5 13.6 13.3 13.5
J01 CE Beta-lactamase sensitive penicillins 9.6 9.8 10.2 10.3 9.9 9.6 9.7 10.1 10.4 9.8 9.7 10.0 10.3 10.3 10.0
J01CF Beta-lactamase resistant penicillins 11.1 12.1 13.4 13.6 12.2 11.0 11.6 12.8 13.8 11.9 11.2 12.5 13.8 13.2 12.5
J01CR Combinations of penicillins, incl. Beta-lactamase inhibitors 17.1 17.0 15.7 15.3 16.2 17.5 17.0 15.5 15.4 16.2 16.6 17.0 15.9 15.2 16.2
J01E Trimethoprim and sulphonamides 3.7 7.9 13.1 16.9 11.6 3.4 6.6 12.4 16.9 10.6 11.7 14.3 14.5 17.0 15.0
J01F Macrolides, lincosamides and streptogramins 7.0 9.9 10.6 9.9 9.1 7.1 9.9 10.6 9.8 9.1 6.9 10.0 10.6 10.1 9.0
J01MA Fluoroquinolones 30.1 14.3 12.0 9.9 14.3 27.3 12.6 13.1 7.4 14.0 34.0 16.3 11.3 13.0 14.5
G01AF01, J01XD01, P01AB01 Metronidazol 4.9 5.5 6.0 6.2 5.4 4.8 5.4 5.8 6.1 5.2 5.5 5.8 6.2 6.3 5.9
Other J01 codes Other antibacterials 18.2 18.0 18.3 19.6 18.5 16.4 16.8 17.5 19.5 17.7 27.2 21.9 20.0 20.0 20.7