Methylphenidate or dexamphetamine prescriptions in 2022

OIA response

Thank you for your request dated 24 August 2023 under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) for information relating to methylphenidate or dexamphetamine. You requested:

I am seeking details on how many people in Aotearoa were prescribed either methylphenidate or dexamphetamine in 2022 as well as what the demographic background of age that such people were.

We are pleased to provide you with the information for your request in the excel spreadsheet attached.

Where 6 or fewer people are counted, we have changed the number to "≤6" as we believe this is necessary to protect the privacy of these people (section 9(2)(a) of the OIA).

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