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Persistence with statin treatment according to number of risk factors. (One risk factor: hypercholesterolemia (statin) and aged under 50 years for men and 60 years for women, Two risk factors: hypercholesterolemia (statin) with one other cardiovascular risk factor (age or co-morbidity), Three risk factors: statin with at least two other cardiovascular risk factors.
Persistence rates varied according to groups, and was
significantly worst in those with one risk factor, 44.3% still
being treated at 15 months compared to 50.1% for those with two
risk factors, and 59.4% of those with three risk factors (Table 3;
Figure 1) (p < 10-3).
Latry, Philippe; Molimard, Mathieu; Dedieu, Bernard; Couffinhal, Thierry; Bégaud, Bernard; Martin-Latry, KarinJournal: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
Issue 1DOI: 10.1186/1471-2261-11-46Published: 2011-12-01Institution(s):
Direction Régionale du Service Médical de l’Assurance Maladie d’Aquitaine, Cnam-TS, Univ. de Bordeaux, U 657, INSERM, Centre d’exploration, de prévention et de traitement de l’athérosclérose, hôpital Haut-Lévêque, U 1034, INSERM
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