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Table 4 Statin treatment prior to first-time myocardial infarction according to age (n = 928)

From: Low use of statins for secondary prevention in primary care: a survey in a northern Swedish population

Age at hospital admission, years Prior CVD (n = 165) No prior CVD (n = 763)
≤49 1/1 (100 %) 4/45 (8.9 %)
50–59 2/4 (50 %) 13/117 (11.1 %)
60–69 15/26 (57.7 %) 32/240 (13.3 %)
70–79 20/53 (37.7 %) 36/204 (17.6 %)
80–89 18/66 (27.3 %) 17/126 (13.5 %)
≥90 1/15 (6.7 %) 2/31 (6.5 %)
Total 57/165 (34.5 %) 104/763 (13.6 %)
  1. CVD cardiovascular disease, a composite of diagnoses including angina pectoris, prior revascularisation, ischaemic stroke/transitory ischaemic attack, or peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD comprised leg artery disease, a stenosing lesion of the carotid, or atherosclerotic aneurysm. Prior CVD, p < 0.001 for trend. No prior CVD, p = 0.438 for trend