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Table 2 Population demographics and descriptive summary of data

From: Effects of a price cut reform on the cost and utilization of antidiabetic drugs in Korea: a national health insurance database study

  2009 April 2009 to March 2010 2010 April 2010 to March 2011 2011 April 2011 to March 2012 2012 April 2012 to March 2013
Beneficiaries, monthly mean ± SD 3,878,295 ± 80,558 4,013,070 ± 75,172 4,074,566 ± 47,546 4,050,415 ± 52,953
Men, % 46.1 46.6 46.9 47.1
Women, % 53.9 53.4 53.1 52.9
Age, mean ± SD 60.11 ± 12.93 60.72 ± 12.98 61.30 ± 12.95 61.95 ± 12.86
Medical Aid beneficiaries, % 8.03 8.12 7.96 7.73
Total healthcare costs, monthly mean ± SD (billion KRW) 681.80 ± 74.15 844.85 ± 53.19 924.49 ± 47.72 952.44 ± 54.81
Total copayments, monthly mean ± SD (billion KRW) 51.13 ± 2.71 55.07 ± 2.93 54.49 ± 2.43 50.50 ± 2.13
Total drug costs, outpatients, monthly mean ± SD (billion KRW) 290.28 ± 15.16 312.74 ± 15.97 327.62 ± 7.56 292.91 ± 8.55
Costs of antidiabetics, outpatients, monthly mean ± SD (billion KRW) 32.77 ± 1.78 35.30 ± 1.68 36.89 ± 0.86 35.75 ± 1.55
 Costs in price reduced group 24.21 ± 1.01 25.28 ± 1.25 24.82 ± 0.97 18.44 ± 0.79
 Costs in price constant group 8.56 ± 1.02 10.02 ± 0.57 12.07 ± 1.24 17.31 ± 1.85
DDDs of antidiabetics, monthly mean ± SD (million) 83.56 ± 4.22 88.53 ± 4.34 93.39 ± 2.15 97.12 ± 2.64
 DDDs in price reduced group 71.75 ± 2.94 74.16 ± 3.56 75.39 ± 1.42 72.38 ± 2.25
 DDDs in price constant group 11.81 ± 1.70 14.37 ± 0.86 18.00 ± 1.70 24.74 ± 2.27
Number of prescriptions with antidiabetics, monthly mean ± SD 1,520,685 ± 58,707 1,632,339 ± 57,761 1,762,863 ± 56,913 1,935,612 ± 58,314
 Number of prescriptions in price reduced group 1,174,390 ± 34,270 1,226,601 ± 41,480 1,286,483 ± 22,929 1,316,360 ± 25,313
 Number of prescriptions in price constant group 346,295 ± 27,689 405,739 ± 17,125 476,380 ± 36,017 619,221 ± 48,936
  1. SD standard deviation, KRW Korean won (1000 KRW 1 US$ in January 2015), DDD defined daily dose