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Published online 2010 January 21. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-10-22

Table 1

Characteristics of the Spanish study population and U.S. benchmark population.

Spanish DataU.S. Data
Under 65 populationOver 65 populationUnder 65 populationOver 65 population

Demographic Characteristics (Year-1)

Age (years) %
 0-46.8---6.6---
 5-117.6---11.6---
 12-176.2---10.3---
 18-3428.8---24.5---
 35-4416.2---19.5---
 45-5416.8---17.3---
 55-6417.6---10.2---
 65-69---24.3---24.0
 70-74---27.3---28.9
 75-79---22.6---22.3
 80-84---15.7---14.6
 >85---10.1---10.2
Age (years) mean34.575.031.575.4
Female %54.958.551.557.8

Clinical characteristics (Year-1)

Chronic conditions %
 None59.38.368.113.3
 124.419.117.414.1
 2 or more16.372.614.572.6
Mean no. of chronic conditions0.72.70.63.2
Prevalence of the diseases:
 Hypertension %9.254.87.753.9
 Hyperlipidaemia %10.632.77.335.0
 Depression %6.311.93.63.3
 Diabetes %3.318.42.718.4
 Asthma %5.04.23.74.0
 CHF %0.23.80.37.2

Pharmacy expenditure (Year-2)

Mean pharmacy expenditure228 €950 €365 € ($467)840 € ($1,077)
Mean pharmacy expenditure of:% of total €% of total €% of total $% of total $




 Highest 1%4,998 €21.96,838 €7.27,608 €
($10,077)
21.511,137 €
($14,764)
13.7
 Highest 5%2,255 €49.54,064 €21.43,399 €
($4,502)
48.14,677 €
($6,200)
28.8
 Highest 10%1,518 €66.73,214 €33.82,312 €
($3,062)
65.43,302 €
($4,377)
40.6
 Highest 30%693 €91.32,083 €65.81,090 €
($1,443)
92.41,922 €
($2,548)
71.0
 Highest 50%443 €97.21,601 €84.3701 €
($928)
99.01,444 €
($1,914)
88.9

Source of currency rate: XE.com Currency Services as of 23/01/2009.

CHF: Congestive Heart Failure.