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Table 1 Prescribing rates (95 % confidence intervals) and the cost of prescribing (% of all prescribing) psychostimulants to children aged 0–15 years from 2002 to 2011

From: Psychostimulant prescribing trends in a paediatric population in Ireland: a national cohort study

Year Rate of prescribing per 1000 GMS population (95 % confidence interval) Net ingredient cost in € (% of all prescriptions) Total expenditure in € (% of all prescriptions)
2002 3.77 (3.53–4.01) 68,945(0.70) 89,254 (0.64)
2003 4.91 (4.64–5.18) 236,180 (2.07) 268,810(1.67)
2004 5.67 (5.37–5.97) 351,204 (2.81) 393,406 (2.28)
2005 6.84 (6.51–7.17) 464,287 (3.34) 518,225 (2.75)
2006 6.77 (6.46–7.08) 529,926 (3.36) 596,176 (2.76)
2007 7.42 (7.10–7.74) 783,868 (4.42) 863,930 (3.59)
2008 7.61 (7.30–7.92) 940,133 (4.85) 1,036,285 (3.89)
2009 7.73 (7.43–8.03) 1,100,869 (5.10) 1,205,242 (4.00)
2010 7.80 (7.52–8.08) 1,279,381(5.33) 1,387,443 (4.12)
2011 8.63 (8.34–8.92) 1,410,443 (5.22) 1,532,016 (4.01)