Table 4. Age profile of patients prescribed LTHD opioids in the two practices in the index week 2017
Age, years
0–2425–3435–4445–5455–6465–7475–84≥85
Practice A
Patients in age group, n 400617291735240417721524902283
% of all patients in age group28121217121162
Long-term high dose users, n 01275352
n/1000 patients00.581.152.912.821.975.547.07
Practice B
Patients in age group, n 2632117011191236972836410106
% of all patients in age group31141315111051
Long-term high dose users, n 02433030
n/1000 patients01.713.572.433.0907.320
Combined
Patients in age group, n 6638289928543640274423601312389
% of all patients in age group29131216121062
Long-term high dose users, n 036108382
n/1000 patients01.032.102.752.911.276.105.14