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Table 5 Association between cardiovascular risk factors and statin use in diabetic patients prior to first myocardial infarction

From: Statin use and cardiovascular risk factors in diabetic patients developing a first myocardial infarction

Risk factor Odds ratio (95 % CI) for statin use
Overall Men Women
Age, per 5-year increase 0.97 (0.87–1.09) 1.07 (0.93–1.24) 0.82 (0.68–0.99)
Sex 1.0 (0.55–1.81)
Current smoking 0.77 (0.41–1.45) 0.83 (0.36–1.95) 0.68 (0.25–1.82)
Total cholesterola 1.51 (1.22–1.87) 1.66 (1.24–2.22) 1.29 (0.93–1.79)
Hypertension 3.36 (1.53–7.35) 3.06 (1.14–8.27) 5.46 (1.35–22.08)
  1. Multivariable adjusted odds ratios with 95 % confidence intervals (CI) calculated using logistic regression
  2. a1.5 mmol/L were added to the measured on-treatment total cholesterol concentration in patients taking statins before myocardial infarction