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Table 7 Adjusted odds ratios (ORs) for statin treatment by age and gender (n = 928)

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

Gender Age at admission for first-time myocardial infarction
<70 years OR (95 % CI) ≥70 years OR (95 % CI)
Male 1.72 (0.99–2.99) (n = 326) 2.22 (1.31–3.76) (n = 258)
Female 3.24 (1.64–6.38) (n = 107) 1.00 (n = 237)
  1. Females ≥70 years of age served as the reference. ORs were adjusted for prior cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes. 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. Diabetes includes type 1 and type 2