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Table 2 Medication prescribing according to ethnicity 3 months prior to AMI and 1 year post AMI, n (%)

From: Cardiac medication prescribing and adherence after acute myocardial infarction in Chinese and South Asian Canadian patients

Medication 3 months prior to AMI 1 year post AMI
  Chinese
(n = 150)
South Asian
(n = 224)
Non-Asian
(n = 3697)
p-value Chinese
(n = 197)
South Asian
(n = 370)
Non-Asian
(n = 6115)
p-value
ACEI 66 (44) 86 (38.4) 1586 (42.9) 0.39 157 (79.7) 293 (79.2) 4621 (75.6) 0.13
BB 56 (37.3) 66 (29.5) 1134 (30.7) 0.2 157 (79.7) 286 (77.3) 4472 (73.1) 0.03*
Statin 40 (26.7) 69 (30.8) 973 (26.3) 0.34 132 (67) 272 (73.5) 3987 (65.2) 0.004
ACEI, BB, or Statin 110 (73.3) 154 (68.8) 2641 (71.4) 0.59 194 (98.5) 360 (97.3) 5867 (95.9) 0.09
CCB 61 (40.7) 84 (37.5) 1312 (35.5) 0.37 66 (33.5) 131 (35.4) 1856 (30.4) 0.09
Diuretic 42 (28) 76 (33.9) 1568 (42.4) < 0.001 104 (52.8) 189 (51.2) 2990 (48.9) 0.42
  1. Abbreviations: ACEI = angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor; AMI = acute myocardial infarction; BB = beta-blocker; CCB = calcium-channel blocker
  2. * For BBs: Chinese vs. Non-Asian, p = 0.04; South Asian vs. Non-Asian, p = 0.08
  3. For statins: Chinese vs. Non-Asian, p = 0.6; South Asian vs. Non-Asian, p = 0.001