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Table 5 Proportion on Preventive Medications by Time Interval Since Last Hospitalized Limited to Patients with Past History of Myocardial Infarction 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 = 4,691)
β-blocker
(n = 5,830)
ACE-I/ARB
(n = 4,603)
Lipid Lowering
(n = 5,757)
All Meds
(n = 3,794)
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 79 (76-81) 77 (74-80) 84 (82-86) 83 (81-86) 71 (67-74) 69 (66-73) 75 (72-78) 75 (72-78) 43 (39-47) 39 (35-44)
6-12 months 72 (67-77) 70 (64-75) 87 (83-90) 86 (81-89) 72 (66-77) 69 (63-75) 74 (69-78) 72 (66-77) 40 (33-47) 35 (29-42)
12-24 months 65 (60-70)|| 63 (57-68)|| 81 (76-84) 78 (73-82) 74 (69-79) 72 (66-77) 72 (67-76) 70 (64-74) 37 (31-43) 33 (27-39)
> 24 months 55 (54-57)|| 57 (55-58)|| 67 (65-68)|| 70 (68-71)|| 58 (57-60)|| 60 (58-62)|| 63 (62-65)|| 65 (64-67)|| 23 (21-24)|| 23 (21-24)||
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 70 (67-73) 68 (65-71) 78 (76-80) 77 (75-80) 64 (60-67) 61 (57-64) 66 (64-69) 67 (64-70) 33 (29-37) 29 (25-32)
6-12 months 62 (57-66)§ 59 (54-64)§ 76 (72-80) 75 (70-78) 65 (60-70) 61 (55-66) 69 (65-73) 69 (64-73) 29 (24-34) 24 (19-29)
12-24 months 60 (55-64)|| 58 (54-63)§ 75 (71-78) 75 (71-78) 66 (62-71) 65 (60-70) 66 (62-70) 65 (61-69) 31 (26-36) 26 (22-31)
> 24 months 58 (56-60)|| 60 (58-62)|| 68 (67-70)|| 73 (71-74)§ 60 (58-62) 63 (61-65) 66 (64-67) 68 (66-69) 26 (24-27)|| 26 (24-27)
  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.