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Conference Paper: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder drug prescribing trend is increasing among children and adolescents in Hong Kong

TitleAttention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder drug prescribing trend is increasing among children and adolescents in Hong Kong
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Issue Date2013
PublisherThe Pharmaceutical Society of Hong Kong. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.pshk.hk/main.php?id=62
Citation
The 8th Asian Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology (ACPE 2013), Hong Kong, China, 25-27 October 2013. In Hong Kong Pharmaceutical Journal, 2013, v. 20 n. 3, p. 141 How to Cite?
AbstractAim/Objective: To investigate the prevalence of ADHD medication prescribing of children and adolescents in Hong Kong from 2001- 2012 and to compare local prescribing patterns to those in other countries. Methods: An observational study was conducted using Hong Kong Hospital Authority Clinical Data Analysis & Reporting System (CDARS) to investigate the epidemiology of children and adolescents receiving ADHD medication. Records of children and adolescents aged between 3-19 years who were prescribed either methylphenidate or atomoxetine from 2001-2012 were retrieved. The prevalence of children and adolescents prescribed ADHD medication was calculated. Microsoft Excel and Statistical Analysis System (SAS) v9.3 (SAS Inc., United States) were used for data manipulation and analysis. Results: Prevalence of children on ADHD medication increased from 0.072% in 2001 (95% Confi dence interval [CI] 0.068% to 0.077%) to 0.819% (95% CI 0.803% to 0.837%) in 2012. The prevalence demonstrated an increasing trend throughout the study period (Z=-149.735, P<0.0001). The prevalence of ADHD medication prescribing in females increased at a faster rate than that in males. The prescribing trend in kindergarten children (3-5 year-old) was relatively steady from 2001-2008 [0.025% (95% CI 0.019% to 0.033%) in 2001] until a marked increase from 2009-2012 [0.135% (95% CI 0.118% to 0.154%) in 2012]. Conclusion: The prevalence of ADHD medication prescribing in Hong Kong is increasing but still lower than most western countries. However, the prevalence of ADHD medication prescribing for kindergarten children has increased in recent years. It is important to continue to monitor the prescribing in this group of vulnerable patients. Keywords: Attention defi cit hyperactivity disorder, Hong Kong, children, prescribing
DescriptionConference Theme: Applying pharmacoepidemiology to improve health care in Asia
Oral Presentation - Paediatrics – Mental and General Health
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/204453
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dc.contributor.authorMan, KCKen_US
dc.contributor.authorIp, LPen_US
dc.contributor.authorHsia, YFen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, EWen_US
dc.contributor.authorChui, SLCen_US
dc.contributor.authorLam, MPSen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, WHSen_US
dc.contributor.authorChow, CBen_US
dc.contributor.authorYung, Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, ICKen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-19T23:52:22Z-
dc.date.available2014-09-19T23:52:22Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 8th Asian Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology (ACPE 2013), Hong Kong, China, 25-27 October 2013. In Hong Kong Pharmaceutical Journal, 2013, v. 20 n. 3, p. 141en_US
dc.identifier.issn1727-2874-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/204453-
dc.descriptionConference Theme: Applying pharmacoepidemiology to improve health care in Asia-
dc.descriptionOral Presentation - Paediatrics – Mental and General Health-
dc.description.abstractAim/Objective: To investigate the prevalence of ADHD medication prescribing of children and adolescents in Hong Kong from 2001- 2012 and to compare local prescribing patterns to those in other countries. Methods: An observational study was conducted using Hong Kong Hospital Authority Clinical Data Analysis & Reporting System (CDARS) to investigate the epidemiology of children and adolescents receiving ADHD medication. Records of children and adolescents aged between 3-19 years who were prescribed either methylphenidate or atomoxetine from 2001-2012 were retrieved. The prevalence of children and adolescents prescribed ADHD medication was calculated. Microsoft Excel and Statistical Analysis System (SAS) v9.3 (SAS Inc., United States) were used for data manipulation and analysis. Results: Prevalence of children on ADHD medication increased from 0.072% in 2001 (95% Confi dence interval [CI] 0.068% to 0.077%) to 0.819% (95% CI 0.803% to 0.837%) in 2012. The prevalence demonstrated an increasing trend throughout the study period (Z=-149.735, P<0.0001). The prevalence of ADHD medication prescribing in females increased at a faster rate than that in males. The prescribing trend in kindergarten children (3-5 year-old) was relatively steady from 2001-2008 [0.025% (95% CI 0.019% to 0.033%) in 2001] until a marked increase from 2009-2012 [0.135% (95% CI 0.118% to 0.154%) in 2012]. Conclusion: The prevalence of ADHD medication prescribing in Hong Kong is increasing but still lower than most western countries. However, the prevalence of ADHD medication prescribing for kindergarten children has increased in recent years. It is important to continue to monitor the prescribing in this group of vulnerable patients. Keywords: Attention defi cit hyperactivity disorder, Hong Kong, children, prescribing-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherThe Pharmaceutical Society of Hong Kong. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.pshk.hk/main.php?id=62-
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Pharmaceutical Journalen_US
dc.titleAttention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder drug prescribing trend is increasing among children and adolescents in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailMan, KCK: mkckth@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailChan, EW: ewchan@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailChui, SLC: cslchui@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailLam, MPS: maypslam@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailWong, ICK: wongick@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityChan, EW=rp01587en_US
dc.identifier.authorityWong, ICK=rp01480en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros239880en_US
dc.identifier.volume20en_US
dc.identifier.issue3en_US
dc.identifier.spage141en_US
dc.identifier.epage141en_US
dc.publisher.placeHong Kong-

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