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Table 3 Annual dosage and proportion of opioids and NSAIDs from 2013 to 2018

From: National drug utilization trend of analgesics in China: an analysis of procurement data at 793 public hospitals from 2013 to 2018

Annual dosage 2013y 2014y 2015y 2016y 2017y 2018y
Opioids
 Total DDD (100 million) 0.76 0.88 0.99 1.15 1.36 1.61
 Proportiona 40.69% 41.87% 43.46% 45.05% 47.02% 47.55%
NSAIDs
 Total DDD (100 million) 0.99 1.10 1.15 1.26 1.38 1.60
 Proportiona 52.98% 51.98% 50.70% 49.26% 47.63% 47.19%
  1. aAs a percentage of total analgesic annual dosage