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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-01305: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 7 July 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many people under 21 have been prescribed antidepressant drugs in each year since 1999, broken down by (a) age and (b) NHS board.

Answered by: Maureen Watt 22 July 2016

The number of people under 21 prescribed antidepressant drugs from calendar year 2009 to 2015 is shown in the following table.

Information on the number of patients prescribed antidepressant drugs before calendar year 2009 is not available because Community Health Index numbers were not captured in sufficient volumes before this date to allow for patient based analysis.

These figures exclude people prescribed drugs in hospital. It is not possible to identify the reason the drug was prescribed, so the figures also include people who have been prescribed antidepressant drugs for conditions other than depression, such as nocturnal enuresis (bed wetting).

Ages 0 to 14 have been presented as an aggregate total due to the possibility of a disclosure risk from small numbers.

NHS Orkney, NHS Shetland and NHS Western Isles have been presented as the aggregated NHS Islands due to the possibility of a disclosure risk from small numbers.

Due to some patients being prescribed drugs in multiple NHS boards, the NHSScotland total will not always equate to the aggregated NHS board total.

 

 

Age

 

NHS Board

Year

0-14

15

16

17

18

19

20

Total

NHS Ayrshire and Arran

2009

34

28

60

110

215

262

364

1,073

NHS Borders

2009

23

13

28

43

56

102

87

352

NHS Dumfries and Galloway

2009

6

12

22

39

54

66

83

282

NHS Fife

2009

36

18

61

114

225

289

337

1,080

NHS Forth Valley

2009

36

18

35

88

172

220

267

836

NHS Grampian

2009

108

60

95

169

258

330

429

1,449

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

2009

104

68

162

341

581

886

999

3,141

NHS Highland

2009

43

31

70

115

166

184

205

814

NHS Island Health Boards

2009

6

12

15

25

32

39

49

178

NHS Lanarkshire

2009

37

39

80

162

298

395

478

1,489

NHS Lothian

2009

86

46

107

227

379

598

717

2,160

NHS Tayside

2009

49

31

83

158

225

324

336

1,206

NHSScotland

2009

560

373

814

1,567

2,615

3,624

4,263

13,816

NHS Ayrshire and Arran

2010

49

27

63

146

244

322

362

1,213

NHS Borders

2010

27

11

36

59

71

95

105

404

NHS Dumfries and Galloway

2010

15

16

26

36

70

77

88

328

NHS Fife

2010

38

29

59

135

241

345

420

1,267

NHS Forth Valley

2010

39

23

40

85

147

269

268

871

NHS Grampian

2010

114

70

112

211

336

455

507

1,805

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

2010

124

79

154

339

689

913

1,139

3,437

NHS Highland

2010

48

34

67

124

188

249

252

962

NHS Island Health Boards

2010

13

14

23

30

38

46

40

204

NHS Lanarkshire

2010

40

30

112

195

326

461

534

1,698

NHS Lothian

2010

71

64

112

248

473

663

820

2,451

NHS Tayside

2010

42

36

81

179

302

433

480

1,553

NHSScotland

2010

616

430

877

1,757

3,060

4,247

4,949

15,936

NHS Ayrshire and Arran

2011

43

31

57

117

258

343

376

1,225

NHS Borders

2011

26

16

34

62

67

92

113

410

NHS Dumfries and Galloway

2011

17

13

28

47

79

106

120

410

NHS Fife

2011

36

33

74

130

235

328

419

1,255

NHS Forth Valley

2011

28

24

48

89

160

242

313

904

NHS Grampian

2011

106

76

130

202

363

494

565

1,936

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

2011

138

99

199

320

633

1,005

1,130

3,524

NHS Highland

2011

54

55

75

125

193

246

271

1,019

NHS Island Health Boards

2011

13

9

23

37

35

56

53

226

NHS Lanarkshire

2011

57

47

98

236

331

488

569

1,826

NHS Lothian

2011

92

57

160

283

516

687

833

2,628

NHS Tayside

2011

50

43

82

174

285

436

497

1,567

NHSScotland

2011

655

500

1,001

1,793

3,096

4,434

5,169

16,648

NHS Ayrshire and Arran

2012

39

29

48

120

232

329

458

1,255

NHS Borders

2012

35

19

39

56

78

107

126

460

NHS Dumfries And Galloway

2012

14

11

29

46

74

106

133

413

NHS Fife

2012

35

27

57

149

274

387

478

1,407

NHS Forth Valley

2012

35

23

49

91

187

273

329

987

NHS Grampian

2012

124

95

144

222

368

574

630

2,157

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

2012

177

100

200

372

625

1,058

1,389

3,921

NHS Highland

2012

69

59

101

109

171

240

272

1,021

NHS Island Health Boards

2012

11

8

29

43

57

58

78

284

NHS Lanarkshire

2012

62

54

119

237

399

468

637

1,976

NHS Lothian

2012

82

78

143

296

516

793

978

2,886

NHS Tayside

2012

64

56

93

164

293

442

570

1,682

NHScotland

2012

744

558

1,043

1,868

3,205

4,736

5,952

18,106

NHS Ayrshire and Arran

2013

39

53

77

121

251

339

432

1,312

NHS Borders

2013

33

23

39

59

79

101

124

458

NHS Dumfries and Galloway

2013

20

14

24

43

81

121

140

443

Nhs Fife

2013

52

31

80

133

289

450

508

1,543

NHS Forth Valley

2013

46

29

57

97

190

287

360

1,066

NHS Grampian

2013

131

106

161

266

405

550

682

2,301

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

2013

197

141

215

341

687

966

1,338

3,885

NHS Highland

2013

83

61

117

148

199

238

284

1,130

NHS Island Health Boards

2013

15

12

22

41

59

72

65

286

NHS Lanarkshire

2013

60

63

129

234

407

521

614

2,028

NHS Lothian

2013

120

80

191

306

563

871

997

3,128

NHS Tayside

2013

109

75

146

204

288

446

577

1,845

NHSScotland

2013

899

681

1,252

1,961

3,411

4,831

5,980

19,015

NHS Ayrshire and Arran

2014

52

46

105

153

279

378

479

1,492

NHS Borders

2014

35

24

45

62

80

127

132

505

NHS Dumfries and Galloway

2014

18

20

36

53

89

105

144

465

NHS Fife

2014

48

51

97

159

329

473

527

1,684

NHS Forth Valley

2014

54

45

78

150

230

326

401

1,284

NHS Grampian

2014

133

108

168

294

433

560

723

2,419

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

2014

210

150

254

414

698

1,055

1,340

4,121

NHS Highland

2014

76

79

97

183

228

237

314

1,214

NHS Island Health Boards

2014

19

13

19

33

56

75

81

296

NHS Lanarkshire

2014

89

92

150

308

474

616

759

2,488

NHS Lothian

2014

151

113

179

353

670

879

1,149

3,494

NHS Tayside

2014

116

104

165

267

369

438

596

2,055

NHSScotland

2014

992

832

1,379

2,376

3,808

5,109

6,473

20,969

NHS Ayrshire and Arran

2015

67

52

94

 

190

317

426

501

1,647

NHS Borders

2015

38

33

40

79

93

140

159

582

NHS Dumfries And Galloway

2015

22

18

45

77

108

144

157

571

NHS Fife

2015

57

61

105

222

317

530

598

1,890

NHS Forth Valley

2015

86

56

103

172

283

395

458

1,553

NHS Grampian

2015

168

118

201

336

523

661

777

2,784

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

2015

214

184

263

488

845

1,216

1,512

4,722

NHS Highland

2015

45

60

114

160

236

309

303

1,227

NHS Island Health Boards

2015

22

15

39

46

55

67

95

339

NHS Lanarkshire

2015

109

86

195

291

559

706

829

2,775

NHS Lothian

2015

185

135

210

417

765

1,100

1,246

4,058

NHS Tayside

2015

119

107

182

325

474

583

607

2,397

NHSScotland

2015

1,123

918

1,578

2,737

4,454

6,092

7,072

23,974

Source: Prescribing Information System, Information Services Division Scotland

S5W-01305, 14 July 2016