Factors associated with statin treatment for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in people within 2 years following diagnosis of diabetes in Scotland, 2006-2008.
Bottom Line: The proportions receiving statins were lower above 65 years of age in men and 75 years of age in women.People with Type 1 diabetes had lower odds of receiving statins than people with Type 2 diabetes [odds ratio (95% CI) 0.42 (0.29-0.61) for men and 0.48 (0.28-0.81) for women, after adjustment for age, BMI, smoking status, cholesterol level and deprivation].Higher total cholesterol, BMI and being a current smoker were associated with greater odds of statin prescription.
Affiliation: Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.Show MeSH
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Mentions: The data used in the analysis were confined to those from individuals who were aged over 40 years and newly diagnosed with diabetes during the study period (1 January 2006 to 1 March 2008), with no recorded history of a hospital admission with cardiovascular disease or prior statin prescription, for whom complete data were available, and who did not die within 6 months of diagnosis (this selection process is illustrated in Fig.1). For measures that vary over time, for example total serum cholesterol, the measurement closest to the date of diabetes diagnosis was used. The follow-up period was for 2 years after diagnosis with diabetes.
Affiliation: Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.