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Table 4 Proportion on Preventive Medications by Time Interval Since Last Hospitalized After Exclusion of Patients with History of Dementia or Cancer

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 = 7,984)
β-blocker
(n = 9,941)
ACE-I/ARB
(n = 7,876)
Lipid Lowering
(n = 9,824)
All Meds
(n = 6,452)
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 (73-79) 84 (82-86) 83 (81-85) 71 (68-74) 70 (66-73) 75 (73-78) 75 (73-78) 44 (40-47) 40 (37-44)
6-12 months 73 (68-77) 71 (66-75) 86 (83-89) 84 (80-87) 72 (67-76) 69 (64-74) 74 (70-78) 73 (68-77) 39 (34-45) 35 (29-41)
12-24 months 64 (60-68)|| 62 (57-66)|| 80 (77-83) 78 (74-81) 76 (71-80) 74 (69-78) 74 (70-78) 72 (68-76) 35 (30-40)§ 30 (26-35)§
> 24 months 54 (53-55)|| 55 (53-56)|| 68 (67-69)|| 70 (69-71)|| 58 (57-60)|| 60 (59-61)|| 64 (63-65)|| 66 (65-67)|| 22 (20-23)|| 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 65 (63-67) 64 (61-67) 76 (74-77) 75 (73-77) 63 (60-65) 60 (58-63) 64 (62-66) 65 (63-67) 28 (25-31) 25 (22-27)
6-12 months 60 (57-64) 59 (55-63) 76 (73-78) 75 (71-78) 67 (63-70) 64 (60-68) 69 (66-72) 69 (65-72) 27 (23-31) 23 (19-27)
12-24 months 57 (53-61)|| 56 (53-60)§ 74 (71-76) 74 (71-77) 63 (59-66) 62 (58-66) 66 (63-69) 67 (63-70) 27 (23-31) 24 (21-28)
> 24 months 56 (55-57)|| 57 (56-59)|| 69 (67-70)|| 72 (70-73)§ 60 (59-61) 63 (61-64) 67 (66-68) 69 (67-70) 25 (23-26) 24 (23-26)
  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.