Table 1

Characterization of subjects taking statins or in comparator groups.

Drug Name

No. of cases

Age

Average Charlson Index

Average no. of hospital stays

Cases (%)


Mean

SD

Mean

SD

Mean

SD


CV

394 739

74.6

5.7

2.0

2.0

0.5

1.5

30.6

Warfarin

53 369

75.9

5.7

2.6

2.3

0.8

1.9

4.1

Atorvastatin

53 869

73.5

5.3

2.3

2.2

0.6

1.6

4.2

Fluvastatin

5 136

74.2

5.6

2.0

2.1

0.4

1.2

0.4

Lovastatin

54 052

74.8

5.6

2.1

2.1

0.4

1.4

4.2

Pravastatin

1 778

73.5

5.3

2.4

2.4

0.5

1.4

0.1

Simvastatin

727 128

74.5

5.6

2.0

2.0

0.4

1.3

56.4

Total

1 290 071

74.6

5.6

2.1

2.0

0.4

1.4

100.0


Column 1, medication group; column 2, the number of subjects ≥65 years who exhibited continuous use of statins for at least 7 months; columns 3 and 4, mean age and standard deviation (SD); columns 5 and 6, Charlson Index and SD; columns 7 and 8, hospitalization rate and SD; column 9, percentage of cases in each group.

Wolozin et al. BMC Medicine 2007 5:20   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-5-20

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