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Table 5 Crude odds ratios (ORs) for statin treatment before first-time myocardial infarction stratified by cardiovascular disease (CVD) (n = 928)

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

Characteristics Prior CVD n = 165 No prior CVD n = 763
Patient characteristics OR (95 % CI) p OR (95 % CI) p
Age ≥70 years at admission to hospital 0.30 (0.13–0.66) 0.003 1.30 (0.86–1.96) 0.222
 Female gender 0.39 (0.20–0.78) 0.008 1.19 (0.78–1.82) 0.422
 Diabetes 3.52 (1.75–7.08) <0.001 11.08 (6.97–17.62) <0.001
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 0–9 % short-term Reference   Reference  
 10–39 % short-term vs. 0–9 % 1.38 (0.61–3.14) 0.437 1.79 (1.07–2.98) 0.026
  ≥ 40 % to short-term vs. 0–9 % 2.02 (0.92–4.40) 0.078 1.23 (0.74–2.05) 0.425
  1. CVD is 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. Current diagnosis of diabetes is type 1 or type 2