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Table 3 Proportion on Preventive Medications by Time Interval Since Last Hospitalized

From: Recent hospitalization for Non-coronary events and use of preventive medications for coronary artery disease: An observational cohort study

  Medication
(n = Eligible Patients)
  Aspirin
(n = 10,296)
β-blocker
(n = 13,148)
ACE-I/ARB
(n = 10,367)
Lipid Lowering
(n = 12,949)
All Meds
(n = 8,267)
Time Interval Since
ACS Hospitalization
Unadjusted Proportion (95% CI) Adjusted Proportion (95% CI)* Unadjusted Proportion (95% CI) Adjusted Proportion (95% CI)* Unadjusted Proportion (95% CI) Adjusted Proportion (95% CI)* Unadjusted Proportion (95% CI) Adjusted Proportion (95% CI)* Unadjusted Proportion (95% CI) Adjusted Proportion (95% CI)*
< 6 months 77 (75-80) 76 (74-79) 83 (81-85) 82 (80-84) 70 (67-73) 68 (66-71) 75 (73-77) 75 (73-77) 42 (39-45) 39 (36-42)
6-12 months 73 (69-77) 71 (66-75) 86 (83-88) 84 (80-87) 70 (66-74) 68 (63-72) 74 (70-77) 72 (68-76) 39 (34-44) 34 (29-39)
12-24 months 64 (60-68)|| 62 (58-66)|| 80 (77-83) 78 (75-81) 74 (70-77) 72 (68-75) 74 (71-77) 72 (69-75) 36 (31-40) 31 (27-35)§
> 24 months 54 (53-55)|| 55 (54-56)|| 66 (66-67)|| 68 (68-69)|| 57 (56-58)|| 59 (58-60)|| 62 (61-63)|| 63 (62-64)|| 21 (20-22)|| 21 (20-22)||
Time Interval Since
Non-ACS Hospitalization
Unadjusted Proportion (95% CI) Adjusted Proportion (95% CI) Unadjusted Proportion (95% CI) Adjusted Proportion (95% CI) Unadjusted Proportion (95% CI) Adjusted Proportion (95% CI) Unadjusted Proportion (95% CI) Adjusted Proportion (95% CI) Unadjusted Proportion (95% CI) Adjusted Proportion (95% CI)
< 6 months 63 (62-65) 63 (61-65) 73 (72-75) 73 (72-75) 61 (59-62) 59 (57-61) 62 (60-64) 63 (61-65) 26 (24-28) 23 (21-25)
6-12 months 60 (57-63) 59 (56-62) 73 (70-75) 72 (70-75) 64 (61-67) 62 (59-66) 65 (63-68) 66 (63-69) 26 (23-29) 23 (20-26)
12-24 months 57 (54-60)|| 57 (54-60)§ 71 (69-73) 72 (69-74) 60 (57-63) 60 (57-63) 64 (61-66) 64 (62-67) 26 (23-29) 23 (21-27)
> 24 months 56 (55-57)|| 58 (56-59)|| 68 (67-69)|| 71 (70-72) 60 (58-61) 62 (61-63) 66 (65-67)|| 67 (66-69)|| 24 (23-26) 24 (22-25)
  1. *Adjusted for age, sex, race, socioeconomic status, current smoker, hypertension, diabetes, congestive heart failure, cerebral vascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, chronic kidney disease, and time since non-ACS hospitalization.
  2. †Adjusted for covariates as above with time since last ACS hospitalization in place of time since non-ACS hospitalization.
  3. ‡ p < 0.05 compared to < 6 months.
  4. § p < 0.01 compared to < 6 months.
  5. || p < 0.001 compared to < 6 months.