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Table 2 Predictors of a new ezetimibe prescription

From: Ezetimibe prescriptions in older Canadian adults after an acute myocardial infarction: a population-based cohort study

  Univariable Analysis Odds Ratio (95% CI) Multivariable Analysis Odds Ratio (95% CI)
Age (per year) 0.94 (0.93 to 0.94) 0.96 (0.95 to 0.96)
Sex
 Male 1.01 (0.91 to 1.14) 0.77 (0.68 to 0.86)
 Female Referent Referent
Income Quintile   
 Quintile 1 (lowest) 0.86 (0.72 to 1.02)
 Quintile 2 0.94 (0.79 to 1.12)
 Quintile 3 Referent
 Quintile 4 1.06 (0.89 to 1.26)
 Quintile 5 (highest) 0.97 (0.81 to 1.16)
Residence
 Long-term care 0.05 (0.02 to 0.14) 0.10 (0.03 to 0.32)
 Community Referent Referent
Location of residence
 Rural location 1.13 (0.98 to 1.31) 1.24 (1.07 to 1.44)
 Urban Referent Referent
Rostered to a family physician
 Yes 1.24 (1.07 to 1.43)
 No Referent
Year of acute myocardial infarction hospitalization 0.97 (0.95 to 0.99) 0.96 (0.94 to 0.98)
Hospital location
 Rural hospital 0.98 (0.84 to 1.15)
 Urban Referent
Coronary artery disease 1.07 (0.95 to 1.20) 1.25 (1.10 to 1.42)
Stroke 0.75 (0.54 to 1.03)
Diabetes 0.65 (0.54 to 0.79)
Peripheral vascular disease 0.93 (0.66 to 1.30)
Chronic kidney disease 0.77 (0.64 to 0.93)
Chronic dialysis 0.52 (0.28 to 0.98)
Hypertension 0.64 (0.53 to 0.77)
Liver disease 0.95 (0.67 to 1.36)
Congestive heart failure 0.51(0.43 to 0.61) 0.70 (0.58 to 0.85)
Charlson comorbidity index 0.87 (0.83 to 0.91) 0.95 (0.91 to 1.00)
Baseline statin use
 Yes 1.08 (0.96 to 1.21)
 No Referent
Baseline statin intensity
 No statin Referent Referent
 High-intensity 1.76 (1.51 to 2.06) 1.72 (1.45 to 2.04)
 Low-intensity 0.73 (0.50 to 1.06) 0.75 (0.51 to 1.09)
 Moderate-intensity 0.89 (0.78 to 1.02) 0.88 (0.77 to 1.02)
 Other intensity 0.92 (0.46 to 1.86) 0.94 (0.46 to 1.90)
Post-discharge lipid test 3.70 (3.25 to 4.20) 3.01 (2.63 to 3.43)
Post-discharge family physician visit within 30 days 1.31(1.11 to 1.56)
Post-discharge specialist visit within 60 daysa 2.35 (1.85 to 2.98) 1.63 (1.29 to 2.08)
  1. aSpecialist visits included visits to endocrinologists, internists, cardiologists