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Table 1 Uptake and adherence to treatment, and relative risk reductions for cardiovascular interventions

From: Identification of effective screening strategies for cardiovascular disease prevention in a developing country: using cardiovascular risk-estimation and risk-reduction tools for policy recommendations

Therapy/ Intervention Percentage of uptake * Percentage of adherence* RRR ‡
Antihypertensives 87.5 26.3 0.22
Lipid lowering drugs 44.1 69 0.22
Hypoglycaemic agents 85.8 29.3† 0.1
Smoking cessation 70.6 9.30 0.36
Sensitivity analyses    
Antihypertensives 57.5 24.8 0.17
Lipid lowering drugs 14.1 65.3 0.18
Hypoglycaemic agents 55.8 17.1 0.02
Smoking cessation 40.6 8.9 0.29
  1. * from the NHMS III (1).
  2. † from the diabetes registry Malaysia (13).
  3. ‡ from meta-analysis on effects on interventions on CVD events (5–8).
  4. RRR relative risk reduction.