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Allergies: Prescription Drugs

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 108524, tabled on 20 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people by (a) age group and (b) gender have been prescribed anti-histamines in the most recent period for which that information is available.

Answered on

26 January 2022

The following table shows the number of patients by age group and gender prescribed antihistamines in November 2021, the most recent data available.

Age group

Gender

Number of patients

0-4 years

Female

9,370

0-4 years

Male

11,441

0-4 years

Unknown

1,762

5-9 years

Female

10,781

5-9 years

Male

14,682

5-9 years

Unknown

332

10-14 years

Female

11,099

10-14 years

Male

14,928

10-14 years

Unknown

332

15-19 years

Female

13,565

15-19 years

Male

12,433

15-19 years

Unknown

321

20-24 years

Female

13,584

20-24 years

Male

8,607

20-24 years

Unknown

306

25-29 years

Female

17,735

25-29 years

Male

9,951

25-29 years

Unknown

343

30-34 years

Female

21,870

30-34 years

Male

11,273

30-34 years

Unknown

314

35-39 years

Female

25,835

35-39 years

Male

12,509

35-39 years

Unknown

218

40-44 years

Female

29,939

40-44 years

Male

14,277

40-44 years

Unknown

196

45-49 years

Female

36,497

45-49 years

Male

17,845

45-49 years

Unknown

145

50-54 years

Female

45,162

50-54 years

Male

22,281

50-54 years

Unknown

130

55-59 years

Female

45,924

55-59 years

Male

24,280

55-59 years

Unknown

99

60-64 years

Female

44,208

60-64 years

Male

25,977

60-64 years

Unknown

108

65-69 years

Female

42,372

65-69 years

Male

26,477

65-69 years

Unknown

68

70-74 years

Female

43,592

70-74 years

Male

29,371

70-74 years

Unknown

36

75-79 years

Female

35,859

75-79 years

Male

24,698

75-79 years

Unknown

23

80-84 years

Female

25,205

80-84 years

Male

16,730

80-84 years

Unknown

13

85-89 years

Female

17,128

85-89 years

Male

10,728

85-89 years

Unknown

7

90-94 years

Female

9,299

90-94 years

Male

4,712

90-94 years

Unknown

5

95 years and over

Female

3,564

95 years and over

Male

1,157

Unknown

Unknown

421

Source: NHS Business Services Authority Information Services Data Warehouse.